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Using Google Scholar off-campus

Feedback from academics and researchers has told us that lots of you use Google Scholar, so the library is making it easier for you to access our resources via Google Scholar.

If you click on any of the Google Scholar links from the library website when off-campus it will ask you to login with your IT username and password. When you search it will then supply you with links to the full text of items the library has access to.

This already happens automatically on-campus.

Click on the link underneath the search box on the Library homepage

Or use the search box on the right-hand side of any of the library webpages:

Set Google Scholar Preferences to remember University of Leicester access:

If you use the same computer a lot off-campus then instead of going through the library webpages you can set the Google Scholar preferences so it knows you are from the University of Leicester.

1. Choose ‘Settings’ top right

2. Then choose ‘Library links’ in left hand menu of next page displayed

3. Use the search box displayed to search for ‘University of Leicester’.

4. Enable the University of Leicester linking services displayed by ticking the boxes against them

5. Save your preferences

(preferences are saved as cookies in your browser)

Search results will then include ‘Leicester eLink’ for journals we subscribe to.


  1. For researches and stuff like this, google scholar is an amazing tool to be used.


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