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Settings, apps and add-ons

Follow these tips to get the most out of Scholar, your mobile device or web browser when looking for Library resources

Google Scholar settings

It is often possible to follow WebBridge@DEAKIN links in Google Scholar that will lead you to the full text of an article.

If you are accessing Google Scholar on campus, this usually happens automatically.

If you are accessing Google Scholar off campus, you will need to adjust the library links settings so Google Scholar recognises that you are from Deakin University.

To set up library links in Google Scholar:

  1. Go to Google Scholar:
  2. Choose Settings, in the top right hand corner
  3. Select Library links from the left-hand list of options, type 'Deakin' into the search box, then hit the search button
  4. Tick the checkbox against Deakin University Library - WebBridge@DEAKIN
  5. Click the Save button.

N.B. Cookies must be enabled for your browser to remember your settings.

Mobile friendly sites and apps

Many of our databases and resources are now mobile friendly. When you do a search, the results will fit your mobile device, or there may be an app that can be downloaded to your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, or Android or Blackberry device.

There is a mobile-friendly version of the Library catalogue.

There is also a mobile friendly version of Discover More. An app isn't necessary - if you are using a smart phone (or similar device), the results will automatically be optimised for a smaller screen.

The Mobile Device Resources Guide provides a list of some of the mobile friendly websites and apps available, in the following faculty areas:


Scirus is a powerful search engine designed specifically for scientists, researchers and students. Similar to Google Scholar, Scirus can help you find academic material online for your own research.

It is often possible to follow WebBridge@DEAKIN links in Scirus that will lead you to the full text.

To set up library links in Scirus:

  1. Go to Scirus:
  2. Enable Library Partner Links in Preferences
  3. Select Deakin University Library from the drop-down menu
  4. Save preferences.

N.B. Cookies must be enabled for your browser to remember your settings.



LibX is a browser plugin for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome that lets you find Library information and resources - whether you are searching the web or browsing a pdf document.

With LibX you can:

  • Search the Library's resources any time, anywhere using a right-click context menu
    Highlight selected text from any web page, click to bring up a context menu, then choose to search Quick Search, Discover More plus a range of other interfaces.

  • More support for off campus browsing via Library authentication
    Found an interesting article on the web and not sure if Deakin Library has it? Right-click and choose 'Follow link via EZproxy' (doing this 'registers' you as Deakin student or staff member, improving your chances of getting to the full text).

  • Autolink
    Autolink turns International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) featured on web pages such as Libraries Australia, or bookseller websites such as Dymocks into links. Click the link to search the Deakin University Library catalogue to see if we hold the title.

  • Deakin logo in Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sites
    Browsing one of these sites and want to know if the Library has the book? Search the Library catalogue by clicking on the Deakin University logo embedded in the full page display for books in sites such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Yahoo! and Google.

  • Enhanced access to Google Scholar
    Highlight selected text, then drag and drop the selection onto the Google Scholar button in the LibX toolbar, or, simply enter text into the LibX text box to search Google Scholar directly.

Install the Deakin University Library edition of LibX for the following browsers:

SciFinder Scholar

SciFinder Scholar allows users to search through known chemical compounds and reactions by constructing a chemical structure. It's published by the American Chemical Society.

Return user

Access SciFinder Scholar and enter your username and password.

First time use

To access SciFinder Scholar you will first need to set up a username and password. Click on the "Register" link below and follow the prompts to create a personal SciFinder Web account.

  • Register online with Scifinder Scholar
  • Create your Scifinder Scholar username and password
  • Complete the online form
  • Once the form has been completed you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration by clicking on the link provided in the email. The email link is valid for a short time so please ensure that you confirm your registration as soon as you receive the email
  • Log into SciFinder Scholar using your username and password.


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6th August 2013