Google Scholar Access Problems

Google Scholar users usually get the best functionality if they access Google Scholar via the Library’s A-Z database list.Unfortunately, there is currently a worldwide issue with how Google Scholar interacts with library databases.

This problem affects Universities worldwide and it seems to be traffic related.Fortunately if this problem occurs there is a workaround. In order to use Google Scholar with its full interaction with library databases you can configure Google Scholar manually to provision links to FindIt@Flinders. To do so you will need a Google account and then configure the settings as follows:

Sign in to your Google Account or create a new account

  • Go to Google Scholar
  • Select Settings
  • Select Library Links
  • Enter Flinders University and click Search
  • Tick Flinders University – FindIt@Flinders
  • Click Save

As long as you remain logged in to your Google account, you can use Google Scholar and get access to FindIt@Flinders full text resources.

If you would like any further assistance please contact the Library and FLO Information Desk.


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