GetFTR now signposts content from Google Scholar, PubMed, WoS and more

GetFTR now signposts content form Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science and more major discovery tools with the launch of the GetFTR Browser Extension.

GetFTR, the service which helps streamline the researcher’s journey from discovery to access, has announced the launch of the GetFTR Browser Extension. The free GetFTR browser extension extends the core service and makes it easier for researchers to identify and access the content they are entitled to read when using major discovery resources such as Google Scholar, Google Search, Web of Science, PubMed, Primo, EBSCO Discovery Service, Lens, Summon and more. It is available to download from Chrome, Firefox and Edge.

Dianne Benham said “We are excited to bring the power of GetFTR to a wider range of discovery tools. Our mission is to help researchers access trusted, up-to-date content they are entitled to read. During the beta testing phase, we had representatives from more than 170 different institutions worldwide trying it out and the feedback was incredibly positive. We fully expect to see an increase in usage for all our participating publishers and are looking forward to reporting back on this in the coming months.”

GetFTR was developed to address well-known researcher fatigue, frustration and confusion when searching and accessing academic content. It directly integrates with multiple discovery tools such as SciFinder, ReadCube, Dimensions and more to streamline the journey from discovery to access. The launch of the GetFTR Browser Extension adds GetFTR indicators to popular resources without the need for a direct integration.

GetFTR checks entitlements directly with the participating publisher at DOI level which ensures researchers can access the content their institutions have made available to them via their subscriptions. It also signposts open access articles in hybrid journals, which we know can sometimes be challenging for libraries to manage, and GetFTR indicators also signal where content is open or free.

The browser extension is already being used by libraries and researchers around the world and feedback has been very positive.

  • “This is so cool! I just pulled up Google Scholar to test this out, and I love that it mentions if it’s open access or subscription!!!” Researcher
  • “I think about how our users tend to use Google Scholar and PubMed to find articles, and I thought it was very useful seeing the little button pop up to indicate it’s already accessible to me through our institution!” Librarian

The GetFTR browser extension is completely free and librarians, publishers and researchers are encouraged to try it out. To support the launch, GetFTR has developed a poster and a video which showcases the benefits of GetFTR Browser Extension.


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