ProQuest has partnered with Google to enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar. Users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via the ProQuest interface (search.proquest.com). Here are answers to some common questions on accessing ProQuest content in Google Scholar.


Indexing and content


Which products will be indexed in Google Scholar?

Google indexes scholarly content not products. That said, most ProQuest platform scholarly content including nearly half a million full text dissertations are indexed in Google Scholar. Google’s definition of scholarly content covers the source types and document types listed below. Read Google Scholar’s content guidelines for additional details.


Which content types will Google Scholar not index?

The following non-scholarly content types will not be indexed by Google:

Are dissertations indexed in Google Scholar?

Good news! Almost half a million full text ProQuest dissertations are now indexed and accessible in Google Scholar. Now users starting their search in Google Scholar can seamlessly discover and access this set of full text graduate works in their libraries subscription collections.

Will ebrary and EBL ebooks be indexed in Google Scholar?

We are still working through the best way to index ebrary and EBL e-books in Google Scholar, but we do not have an update at this time.


User access & authentication


Will this require any technical set up on the library’s part?

No additional setup is required. We are sharing the necessary subscriber information to enable authenticated Google Scholar users to access the ProQuest content purchased by their libraries.

Will Google share customer information with third parties or use it for marketing purposes?

No. Google has strict policies that they will not share customer demographic or holdings information. Those policies are outlined here.

How will end users access ProQuest content in Google Scholar?

Google Scholar groups multiple versions of a work into a single record to improve its ranking in search results. It’s Google’s policy that the publisher's full-text, if indexed, is the primary version. This means that when an article is available from a customer’s publisher subscription and their ProQuest subscription, the publisher link will be the primary version.

When Google Scholar does not have full text content from the publisher, but the full text has been indexed from ProQuest AND the subscription information indicates that full text is available to the user from ProQuest, the end user will be directed to ProQuest to access full text.

When Google Scholar has the full text content from the publisher AND does not have the subscription information from the publisher, but instead, ProQuest provides that subscription information, the end user will be directed to ProQuest to access full text.

How will users authenticate from Google Scholar into ProQuest?

Users will authenticate into ProQuest from Google Scholar by IP authentication or by any of our other authentication methods, including username/password, institutional/library login, and Athens.


My institution is participating in the Google Scholar library links program, what should I do?

Nothing, you can continue participating in the Library Links program. Our collaboration with Google will make it easier for researchers to access your institution’s scholarly full text content from ProQuest.


Google Scholar/Google Search


Is everything in Google Scholar indexed in Google Search?

Yes. Everything in Scholar is indexed in the Google Index; Google Scholar is a subset of scholarly research. Google presents the data differently within Scholar vs. Google Search. Here are the most important points of differentiation: