[Eril-l] Google Scholar adding EBSCO links that don't work

Melissa Belvadi mbelvadi at upei.ca
Thu Dec 12 05:44:32 PST 2019

Both of these actually worked just fine for us.
Actually both ebscohost citations were buried under "all 4 versions" as the
only result that displayed at first for both was to Taylor & Francis, where
we do have the full text access (and GS may know that from our liblinks
But when I opened the list of all versions and tried the EBSCO ones, they
both successfully led into our EBSCO EDS profile to those two particular
It's a bit odd to me why it would take us to EDS and not EBSCOhost-Academic
Search Complete - I wonder how Google/EBSCO are deciding which EBSCO
profile to default to?

We don't have the full text directly in EBSCO (aka via SmartLink) but
getting the patron into EDS means they get to our Full Text Finder link so
they're just one more click away from the full text.
So for us at least, this current setup is leading to a good user
experience. If we hadn't had the T&F full text this might have gotten our
patrons to another FT option or even our ILL form most easily.

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On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 1:30 PM James C. Miller <millerjc at hollins.edu>

> Hi All,
> I've talked to EBSCO and they told me to contact Google Scholar. EBSCO
> says that Google Scholar has it set up so that EBSCO access points appear
> regardless of availability. I've submitted a Google Scholar contact form,
> but I have little faith. Here are a few examples.
> If you search these two article titles, you'll see an EBSCO host [pdf] but
> the EBSCO link doesn't work
>    1. Since Sandy Hook: Strategic Maneuvering in the Gun Control Debate
>    2. Dis-Honoring the Dead: Negotiating Decorum in the Shadow of Sandy
>    Hook
> Has anyone experienced this?
> Thank you,
> James
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