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Get Articles with Find It! @ NUS Libraries: Using in Google Scholar

Guide on finding full-text using Find it! @NUS Libraries with Google Scholar, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and more.

Find It! @ NUS Libraries for Google Scholar

Google Scholar results will link you directly to the online journal but you will likely not have access to the full-text, as you are not authenicated via NUS Libraries subscriptions. 

To access the full-text, one way is to use our "proxy bookmarklet". Alternatively, you can configure Google Scholar settings. You will first need a Google account. After you are signed in,

1. Go to settings in Google Scholar (note Google like to moves the preference link around a lot)

2. Click on Library Links on the left, and on the resulting screen search for NUS , select it and click save.

 3. When you do the search you will see Find it! @NUS Libraries Link next to it.

If there is no Find It! @ NUS Libraries link present, it means NUS Libraries has no access to the article. In rare cases, Google Scholar may fail to display the link next to articles even if we have access. 

To confirm if we really do have access, you can look for the "check library holdings" link which may be under the


 If the above does not get you to the full-text online, you could try these trouble-shooting steps.

Both the proxy bookmarklet and Find It! @ NUS Libraries method can be used to access full-text from Google Scholar but they each have strengths & weaknesses.

  • The proxy bookmarklet is used when you are already on the publisher, ejournal page and you are asked to login or pay. As such it can be used regardless of the source, for example via Google, Google Scholar, from a link in a email, blog etc. With Findit@NUSLibraries the button or link only appears for sources that support this feature which includes Google Scholar, PubMed, Scopus etc but not Google.
  • The proxy bookmarklet may fail to find full-text even if the library has full-text online. This is because while the library may not have access to the online on the particular site you are on (and hence adding the proxy fails), you may have access via another site. The Find It! @ NUS Libraries link will instead intelligently query our holdings and send you to the right site that we have access to (assuming of course we do have it online). 

    For example if you search for "Development of reliable and valid short forms of the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale" in Google Scholar, it might bring you to , adding the proxy here will not work because we do not have access it here. Clicking on "Find It! @NUS Libraries" will intelligently route you to the right site for the full-text.
  • On the other hand, Find It! @ NUS Libraries might be more vulnerable to broken links or missing full-text for other reasons such as error in holdings, meta-data errors etc.

Both methods can be used in combination depending on the situation.



Step-by-Step: Find It! @ NUS Libraries for Google Scholar

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