The search results page in databases such as Scopus and the Web of Science typically display the article details and abstracts. Look out for the links that provide access to full texts. When you click on a link, the system checks if the source title is subscribed by NUS Libraries. Once confirmed, the page will be reloaded with the full text options.
Why use ?
Search engines like Google Scholar provides brief details for its search results with no access to the full texts of titles that are not freely available. Clicking on the link enables the system to check if the Library subscribes to the e-version. If yes, the full text options will be displayed. To set up the links in Google Scholar, refer to the instructions on the right panel of this page.
Clicking on does not work if:
Try search the catalogue for a print copy in our collection.
Google Scholar displays the links after comparing its results list to our list of electronic subscriptions. Keep in mind that Google Scholar does not know when we have the print version, nor can it match an incomplete citation. So once you confirmed that the item is not available for free via the web, search our catalogue to for the the print version.
Check Library Holdings via Google Scholar
While in Google Scholar, you can also check if the required item is in the NUS Libraries collections.
Google Scholar results will link you directly to the required online journal article or book chapter but you will likely not have access to the full-text particularly if the source title is subscribed by the Library. This is because you are not authenticated via NUS Library proxy. To access the full-text, set up your Google Scholar settings to link it to the NUS Libraries' collections. The steps are as follows:
Google Scholar includes books and book chapters as well as articles. The Find It! button won't work for these or for journal articles that are only available in print (not online).