Google Scholar working for others?

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alanterra
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Google Scholar working for others?

Post by alanterra » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:55 pm

Are others having problems with Google Scholar? When I type in a title, I get 10,800,000 matches and a Captcha that I can't complete w/in the Bookends window. I suspect that something has changed at Google Scholar.

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Re: Google Scholar working for others?

Post by Jon » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:43 pm

It's working here.

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Re: Google Scholar working for others?

Post by alanterra » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:35 pm

Any thoughts about what might be wrong on my side? (I've had this bug for 48 hours or so).

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Re: Google Scholar working for others?

Post by alanterra » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:10 pm

So, this is what I think is happening.

Google Scholar has flagged my IP for possible abuse. Why, I'm not sure. It wants to show me a Captcha to prove I'm human, after which it will whitelist that browser through a cookie.
  • I can't get GS to show the Captcha in Firefox, so I can't get that browser whitelisted.
  • The Captcha doesn't show correctly in the browser window in Bookends, so I can't get that browser whitelisted either.
  • If I use Safari, the Captcha is shown, and after I pass the test, then I can get references through Safari.
Google has almost no information about this issue on its help pages, but some ?volunteers? who understand Google better than most suggest something like what I wrote above. So, until Google lifts the flag, I have to pull in references from Google Scholar through Safari.

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Re: Google Scholar working for others?

Post by Jon » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:50 pm

In my experience. once you can search again GS will lift the ban on downloading within 24 hours.

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