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Google scholar alert

Below are some steps you can take if you are experiencing problems with accessing Google Scholar. 

Do not use the Google Scholar search box on the UGA Libraries's homepage right now.  Instead, try the steps below.

UGA student and faculty have notified us of intermittent problems with Google Scholar access.  We are not the only campus and library affected.  The problems seem to be on Google's side, but the UGA Libraries is working to see if we can solve it or work around it. 

April 26, 2019

Option 1 - Google Scholar access

Option 1: Add our institutional ID to your search:

  1. Clear your browser cache
  2. Close your browser window and start a new session.
  3. Then, paste either of these links into your browser. If one doesn't work, try the other:

This will hopefully display a results list for a search on the term 'bananas'. You can then change the search terms in the search box to your own search terms.


Option 2 - Google scholar access

Option 2: Configure your settings in Google Scholar:

  1. Close your browser window and start a new session.
  2. Go to
  3. Click the three horizontal lines ("hamburger") menu symbol at the top left.
  4. Choose Settings (gear icon)
  5. Choose the tab for Library Links. 
  6. Search for University of Georgia in the box. When it comes up in the results list, check the box next to it, and then click the 'Save' button.

This process will tell Google Scholar that it should display the ViewIt@UGA button and link to full-text of the articles to which we subscribe. 

You should now be able to search Google Scholar and will get prompted to log into the UGA CAS (proxy server) if you need to access an article to which UGA Libraries subscribes.

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What's wrong with Google Scholar?

We are not sure yet what is causing this and if we can fix it or if Google needs to fix it.  If you really want the details it seems that Google thinks there are too many people using the UGA proxy server (CAS MyID) to access Google Scholar.  We do not know what that limit is or why they think this.  The solutions to the left might help you work around the problem.  There are other libraries experiencing the same problems with Google Scholar and none that we know of have been able to get a response from Google.