POPLINE Partners with Google Scholar to Increase Full Text Access
POPLINE’s new collaboration with Google Scholar creates seamless linkages between the two databases, offering users multiple access points to full-text journal articles with the added value of discovering other related resources.
How does it work?
On the POPLINE side, when users view their search results, they will see an icon linking to the same record in Google Scholar, allowing the user to move directly from POPLINE to Scholar.
This feature is particularly useful to users in low- and middle-income countries and patrons of smaller or under-funded libraries or institutions around the world who lack access to journal articles. Google Scholar works with WHO’s HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI, and EBSCO programs to pass through logged-in users to articles from publishers participating in those programs. And because all open access versions of articles are available in Google Scholar, there is increased potential to access freely available content from a variety of sources.
POPLINE users can also take advantage of the "cited by" references, related articles, and other features in Google Scholar records.
In early 2014, Google Scholar began indexing the POPLINE database and including its content, both journal articles and gray literature, in Scholar’s search results. If a document is indexed in POPLINE and included in Google Scholar search results, a link to the POPLINE record will appear taking you directly to the POPLINE record.
As a result of this indexing, POPLINE has experienced a 500% increase in web visits from Google Scholar.
We are extremely pleased about our new collaboration with Google Scholar and the opportunity to provide these enhancements to our users.