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Google Scholar: activating Find it @ Oxford links

The Google Scholar search engine allows you to find academic and scientific content from a wide range of sources, including academic publishers, professional societies and pre-print archives. You can set Google Scholar to display a “Find it @ Oxford” option alongside search results, which will display links to full texts in the Bodleian Libraries’ extensive collection of online resources.

Screenshot of two Google Scholar search results, each with "Find it @ Oxford" links

If you enabled “Find it @ Oxford” in Google Scholar before an upgrade to Bodleian Libraries systems in summer/autumn 2023, you may need to reactivate it. Whether you are activating this option for the first time or reactivating an earlier setting, the process is simple:

  1. Open the Google Scholar home page.
  2. Select the triple bar ≡ , then from the menu select Settings.
  3. Open the Library links section and search for “Oxford”.
  4. Ensure that the “University of Oxford – Find it @ Oxford” box is checked, then select Save.

Screenshot of Google Scholar's "Library links" settings. The user has searched for "Oxford" and selected the "University of Oxford - Find it @ Oxford" checkbox.

Now you will start seeing the “Find it @ Oxford” links in Google Scholar’s search results.

What is my screen resolution and how do I change it?

Screen resolution means the number of pixels displayed on your computer screen. This affects the amount of information that can be displayed on your screen.

For example, a 1280 x 1024 display has 1280 pixels from side to side and 1024 from top to bottom.

The higher the resolution of your screen, the more information can be displayed. You may imagine that as your resolution increases, it’s like zooming out of the screen, so any open windows look smaller but you can see more of them.

How can I tell what my current screen resolution is?
You can find this information via your settings (see below) or visit http://www.whatismyscreenresolution.com.

How to change your screen resolution

Go to Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Display
Slide the slider labelled “Screen resolution” left to make the resolution less, and right to make it go higher.
Click OK to save your changes
You may be asked if you wish to restart your computer. This is not necessary for your changes to take effect.

Go to Apple > System Preferences > Display
From the list of Resolutions, choose the value you want
Close the Display window

How to clear your browser’s cache

Internet Explorer:
1. Close all other open browser windows.
2. Click the ‘Tools’ menu at the top of your browser, and select ‘Internet Options.’
3. Click the ‘General’ tab at the top of the dialogue box.
4. Click ‘Delete Files’ under ‘Temporary Internet files.’
5. Select ‘Delete all offline content’ by checking the box.
6. Click ‘OK.’

Mozilla Firefox:
1. Close all other open browser windows.
2. Click the ‘Tools’ menu at the top of your browser, and select ‘Options.’
3. Click ‘Privacy.’
4. Click ‘Clear’ next to ‘Cache.’
5. Click ‘OK.’

Mozilla Netscape:
1. Close all other open browser windows.
2. Click the ‘Edit’ menu at the top of your browser, and select ‘Preferences.’
3. Click the ‘+’ next to ‘Advanced.’
4. Select ‘Cache’ under ‘Advanced.’
5. Click ‘Clear Cache.’
6. Click ‘OK.’

1. Close all other open browser windows.
2. Open the ‘Safari’ menu on your browser’s toolbar.
3. Select ‘Empty Cache.’
4. Click ‘Empty’ in the dialogue box.