L&S 150: Global Society & Cultural Change: NGOs & the Response to AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

Google Scholar UC-eLinks Access

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It is possible to see links to full-text Library resources in Google Scholar search results, which helps you access items for free that you would otherwise have to pay for. To enable UC-eLinks in Scholar results from off campus or on a mobile/wireless device, take these steps:

Step 1: Make sure your Proxy server access is enabled by following the directions at http://proxy.lib.berkeley.edu/. When you get to a point where you are accessing resources that the Library pays for, you will be prompted for your CalNet ID and password. For more help see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/tutorials/proxy.html

Step 2: Change your “Scholar Preferences.” Access these by clicking on the link in the upper-right corner.

Step 3: In search box next to "Library Links," type in University of California Berkeley and click on “Find Library”

Step 4: Check box next to "University of California Berkeley - UC-eLinks

Step 5: Click on "Save Preferences" at bottom of page

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  • Sociological Abstracts
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  • JSTOR
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  • Academic Search Complete
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    Source for a number U.S. and International newspapers, and news transcripts.

Off Campus Access

Before you can access UCB Library resources from off campus or via your laptop or other mobile devices, make sure you have configured your machine using one of two simple methods (Proxy Server is the quickest and easiest):

Proxy Server
After you make a one-time change in your web browser settings, the proxy server will ask you to log in with a CalNet ID when you click on the link to a licensed resource. See the setup instructions, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages to configure your browser.  Make sure you check the proxy configuration before you start researching.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)
After you install and run the VPN "client" software on your computer, you can log in with a CalNet ID to establish a secure connection with the campus network.

Last Update: January 23, 2013 10:22 | Tagged with: HIV/AIDS NGOs Sociology Sub-Saharan Africa