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

Dominic Benson (Staff) Dominic.Benson at brunel.ac.uk
Wed Dec 11 09:43:28 PST 2019

Hi James,

This can also happen for other aggregators, like ProQuest. What you might like to do is use your Google Scholar lib ID on the query form so that your results are scoped with your holdings (assuming you send these to Google) and your users can see your OpenURL link resolver for full text links beside the citations.

We're trying to provide more Open Access material to our users so we might add a search tab for Google Scholar on the next iteration of our search bar. There's an elegant example of this at University of Groningen: https://www.rug.nl/library/. Submitting the form field will open the results page with its OpenURL link resolver selected even though we are outside its IP range, e.g.
Our GS ID is: "gs_lib_12984894092213882962", so the scoped blank search form would be:


Dom Benson
Analytics & Discovery Officer, Library, Information Services
Brunel University London | T +44(0)1895 266143

From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org> On Behalf Of James C. Miller
Sent: 11 December 2019 17:30
To: eril-l at lists.eril-l.org
Subject: [Eril-l] Google Scholar adding EBSCO links that don't work

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 Miller | Discovery & Sciences Liaison Librarian
Wyndham Robertson Library

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