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How do I link from EDS to Google Scholar for items not in my library collection?

If an article is indexed in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) but is not available in your library's collection, you can create a CustomLink to Google Scholar that will search for the title elsewhere.

The "Google Scholar - Title search" CustomLink is part of the EBSCO-defined Search Engine category of CustomLinks. When configuring the link, you must exclude your local holdings from the link behavior so it will display only when the item is not available in your collection.

To create your CustomLink to Google Scholar:

  1. From the Customize Services tab, select your EDS profile from the Choose Profile drop-down menu.
  2. Click the Linking tab.
  3. Next to Custom Links, click Modify.
  4. Click SetUp/Maintain CustomLinks.     
  5. Click Add New CustomLink.
  6. Choose Copy from existing CustomLink radio button and click Continue.
  7. Select Search Engines from the Choose Category drop-down menu.
  8. Click Show other available CustomLinks to expand the list.
  9. Click Google Scholar - Title search.
  10. Under Advanced Settings, set the Show Link setting to "If Item is not in collection."
  11. Manually highlight the local collection entries that  meet the "not in collection" criterion.
  12. Click Submit.

Now you must activate the CustomLink in your EDS profile:

  1. From the Customize Services tab, select your EDS profile from the Choose Profile drop-down menu.
  2. Click the Linking tab.
  3. Next to Custom Links, click Modify.
  4. Click Add New CustomLink.
  5. Place a check in the box beside Google Scholar - Title search.
  6. Click Submit.

Note: It may take several minutes for the change to appear in your search results.

See also:

Ranking CustomLinks in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)