Google Scholar is Google's search engine specialised in searching for scholarly information.
When you are using Google Scholar within the protected Aalto University network, the search results include direct links to electronic full text articles, provided that they are licensed by the Aalto University Learning Centre. The direct links are automatically displayed after the title like this: FullText:sfx@Aalto.
When you click the SFX link a window opens that tells you more about the availability of the particular reference. See the box titled SFX below on this page for further information.
There are the following ways to access the protected Aalto University network with your Aalto credentials:
If you're using Google Scholar outside Aalto University network, in order to make the resource links appear like shown above you have 2 options:
1) Use Google Scholar via Learning Centre proxy server
This link can also be found from the menu of the proxy server: http://libproxy.aalto.fi/menu
When doing like this, the traffic between Scholar and your computer is directed through the proxy and you'll be asked your Aalto credentials in the beginning.
2) Set your browser to show SFX links
SFX window is the gateway to access the resources licensed by the Learning Centre. It is essential what is the level of access to the resource as full text, i.e. if it is allowed to see or download the needed material entirely.
In the example above you can access the journal issues that have been published on 2001 or later. Older issues might be available from another service and reference, or it is possible the older archives haven't been acquired as electronic form at all.
If the material you need wasn't available in the full text section, you may want to check if it is available as print version by using the holding information links lower in the same window.
Every now and then Google Scholar makes mistakes with FullText: sfx@aalto availability information. We kindly ask you to contact us using the above email if you notice inconsistancies with the links shown by Scholar, so we can then try to fix them.
All workstation computers of the university that you log on with your Aalto credentials are connected to the Aalto University network by default. In addition, the wireless aalto network is connected to it. However, the unencrypted aalto open is not.
Further information about the wireless connections of the university: