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Use WorldCat knowledge base to feed proxied e-resources to Google Scholar

Learn how to integrate EZproxy with the WorldCat knowledge base to harvest Google Scholar links and display your proxied e-resources.


You can integrate WorldShare Collection Manager with EZproxy for optimal access to e-resources in Google Scholar. This integration enables you to harvest Google Scholar links and display your proxied e-resources, maximizing the accessibility and visibility of their collections on Google Scholar's platform.

To set up this integration, you must have:

  • An EZproxy subscription
  • An OCLC Cataloging & Metadata Subscription (which includes access to WorldCat knowledge base)
  • Access to Google Scholar
  • Correct roles for Collection Manager assigned to library staff in their OCLC account

To request ordering information about EZproxy and WorldShare Collection Manager, see:


Set up Collection Manager

  1. Sign in to Collection Manager using your library-specific URL for accessing WorldShare.
  2. Navigate to Metadata > Collection Manager.
  3. Click Search in the left navigation.
  4. Identify the e-resource collections from the knowledge base that you want to integrate with Google Scholar.
  5. Select the e-resource collections you want to include in Google Scholar by enabling them. Leave any unwanted collections disabled.

Configure EZproxy and Google Scholar settings

  1. Navigate to Institution Settings > Proxy and Authentication> Proxy.
  2. Select the EZproxy radio button for Proxy Type.
  3. Enter the EZproxy base URL in the Base URL text field.
  4. (Optional) Enter a username and password for debugging purposes only.
  5. (Optional) Select Temporarily Disable for WorldCat Discovery and
  6. Click the Google Scholar tab.
    Google Scholar tab - Image
  7. Enter or verify the following:
    • Library display name
    • Keywords
    • Contact name
    • Contact email
    • Full text link label
    • Print link label
    • OpenURL base URL
    • OpenURL options
    • Viewable link access
    • IP address(es)

     Note: For detailed information on entering the required data in this section, see Proxy and Authentication > Google Scholar.

Enable the default setting and collection-specific preferences

Once you have enabled Google Scholar in your Institution Settings > Proxy and Authentication > Google Scholar, default settings will be active within each collection’s settings. To export your holdings to Google Scholar, enable or edit the collection-level settings as needed. To do this:

  1. Select Collection as the Data Type from the drop-down list and select My Selected Collections as the Scope from the drop-down list.
  2. Click Search. The collections to which your library subscribes will appear in the right pane.
  3. Select Google Scholar from the Filter by drop-down list to manage and view the status of your collection for Google Scholar integration.
  4. Click the name of the collection whose setting you wish to modify to open it.
  5. Expand Holdings and MARC Records.
  6. Edit the Export to Google Scholar setting.
    • Use institution setting: Google Scholar is enabled (If the institution setting is disabled, this will say Google Scholar is disabled)
    • Disable for this collection
  7. Click Save.

Verify your holdings in Google Scholar

After configuring Google Scholar settings in Collection Manager and waiting three to four weeks for harvesting, your library’s holdings to your e-resources will be discoverable in Google Scholar.

  1. Visit
  2. Click the Menu button (Menu button) and then click the Settings button (Settings button).
  3. Select Library links from the Settings menu.
  4. Search for your library using the Library Display Name or keywords you entered in Google Scholar's institution settings.
  5. Select your library and click Save.
  6. Search Google Scholar for an item you know was in the export to Google Scholar.
  7. Select the link for your institution to verify that you can access the article—via the EZproxy proxy prefix link—to your e-resource.

Existing link resolver set-up

If your library already has Google set up with another OpenURL link resolver, the following steps need to occur before setting up the WorldCat OpenURL link resolver:

 Note: Google will only set up one link resolver at a time for your library’s account.

  • Contact Google: Reach out to Google and request them to remove or unlink the existing link resolver associated with your library’s account.
  • Activate WorldCat OpenURL link resolver: After Google has removed or unlinked the existing link resolver, set up the WorldCat OpenURL link resolver.