Answered By: Melanee Vicedo Last Updated: Jun 02, 2016 Views: 552
The nature of scholarly publishing is such that unless you have a subscription to a journal, you can't get full-text of the article. If Google Scholar doesn't "know" you're a USC-affiliated user, and have access to our subscriptions, it won't give you full-text access.
You have to set up your preferences in Google Scholar to authenticate yourself as a USC-affiliated user.
Set your Google Scholar preferences to access journals and databases USC subscribes to via the Find It @ USC links.
Video with step by step instructions: http://bit.ly/LBlSLQ
To set your preferences:
1. Go to http://scholar.google.com
2. Go to the upper-right hand side of the page and click on thelink.
- This will take you to a page titled Scholar Settings.
3. Click the link titled Library Links on the left-hand side of the page.
4. Type in University of Southern California or USC then click Find Library.
5. Select University of Southern California - Find It @ USC.
6. Select Save.
Alternatively, you can also access Google Scholar directly from the USC Libraries' homepage:
- Very helpful and a huge time-saver when researching a new field.