When you’re off campus, you need to let Google Scholar know that you want to see Lafayette’s Full Text Finder links. If you regularly use Google Scholar from off-campus, follow the instructions below. If this is a one shot deal, it’s easier just to use this link instead. (The link uses a URL that, after you authenticate, makes it appear like you’re coming from on-campus, and Google Scholar should offer you Full Text Finder links by default.)
To set your Google Scholar “Library Links” preference:
- Go to Google Scholar.
- From the navigation menu in the upper left, select “Settings”.
- Click “Library links” on the left. In the “Library Links” search box, type “Lafayette College.”
- Immediately underneath the search box, check the box marked “Lafayette College – Lafayette Full Text Finder.”
- Click “Save”.
Once you have completed these steps, you should see “Lafayette Full Text Finder” links appear to the right of most (but not all) of your search results in Google Scholar. Your saved preferences are stored as a “cookie” in your browser, so you shouldn’t need to go through this process again unless you clear all your cookies or you use another browser (or computer). Note that setting your Google Scholar Library Links preference to Lafayette Full Text Finder does not identify you to journal providers as being affiliated with Lafayette, so off-campus access to most content will still require authentication with your Network ID and password.
To see Full Text Finder from within PubMed, you need to have a My NCBI account (it’s free) and configure it to use Full Text Finder. Once you’ve done this, you’ll see Full Text Finder links whenever you’re logged in to your My NCBI account.
To enable Full Text Finder in PubMed:
- Go to PubMed.
- Log in to My NCBI using your existing My NCBI username and password, or register for an account and then log in.
- Go to “NCBI Site Preferences” at the top of the page.
- Click the link to “Outside Tool.”
- Click the “L” button in the alphabetical list, select “Lafayette Full Text Finder,” and click the Save button.
After doing the above, as long as you’re logged in to My NCBI, you will see a Full Text Finder button when viewing a PubMed record. (The button does not appear on search results screens.) Note that setting the Outside Tool preference for Lafayette Full Text Finder does not identify you to journal providers as being affiliated with Lafayette, so access to some content will still require authentication with your Network ID and password.