Libraries

Tools

If you use Google Scholar to find scholarly publications, many full-text articles and other resources may be available to you at no charge because they are licensed by UC Libraries. This is how you can get links to UC-licensed resources to appear in your search results:

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Sign in to your account (or create one if needed)
  3. Click on the icon in the upper left-hand corner and select “Settings”
  4. Click on “Library Links”
  5. In “Show library access links for (choose up to five libraries)” type in “University of Cincinnati”, click the search icon
  6. Click the box to the left of ““The University of Cincinnati – Find Full-Text at UC,” then click “Save” 
screenshot of Google Scholar

*Note that not all articles found through Google Scholar will be available at University of Cincinnati Libraries. For more comprehensive coverage of library resources use the search options at https://libraries.uc.edu/.

For complex or in-depth searching of scholarly content we recommend that you search individual databases.

Embedding links to articles, e-books, and other library resources into your course pages allows the students to have direct access to the resource from the vendor - giving students the ability to interact with the resources in a number of ways, including accessibility options. This takes care of any copyright concerns.

There are two important things to remember when you link to library resources:

  1. Use a permanent link to the resource :How to Find a Permalink
  2.  Add a proxy URL in front of the permalink This will enable students to open the article or the e-book also outside the university network. The proxy link will automatically open a login window, where students enter their university username and password.

If you do not wish to use the link generator tool above, you can paste the following prefix directly in front of the permanent URL: http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=
(no spaces between the prefix and the URL). You can also do this with DOIs: http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/

Proxy Link Generator: Convert a link to generate a proxied link

Proxy Go To -  Enter a link and proxy will route you to your destination. 

 EZproxy Bookmarklet (Beta Testing)

You can create an EZproxy bookmarklet to route a web page through the proxy server; once logged in, UC Libraries subscription content will display.

Create a desktop or laptop web browser bookmarklet:

  1. Make sure the bookmarks toolbar is enabled.
  2. Drag the link below onto your browser's bookmarks toolbar:
  3. Navigate to a licensed electronic resource (e.g., JSTOR).
  4. Click on the “UC Libraries Proxy bookmarklet"  in your browser's toolbar, which will reload the page via EZproxy, and may require you to login.