Google Scholar adds Universities to “institutional access” feature


Chronicle of Higher Ed

is reporting that
Google Scholar

has added more than 100 institutions to its

Institutional Access

feature. This feature adds local branding to Google Scholar results for institutions that have

OpenURL based linking software. How all this works is fairly technical, but the Chronicle sums up the significance of the feature nicely:

The arrangements essentially let Google know which online databases the colleges subscribe to, as well as what’s in their library catalogs, so that Google Scholar can point users to those campus resources.

This means that, at participating colleges, a Google Scholar search result now includes direct links to online copies of works if the institution has purchased online access to them. The results also include data on printed works in a library’s collection.

To get an idea of who is participating, click