CASA (Campus Activated Subscriber Access) is an authentication enhancement that improves the authentication for off-campus users of Google Scholar. CASA is free and is automatically enabled for all Gale customers that participate in Google Scholar.
How does it work?
When a user is on-campus, they often connect to a University network. When connected, if they visit Google Scholar, Google automatically creates an affiliation between that user and their school. This affiliation creates a seamless authentication flow between Google Scholar and Academic OneFile. With Google CASA, this same seamless authentication follows the user when they take their device to any off-campus location. Once the affiliation is created, it is good for 30 days and grants them immediate access to Academic OneFile without ever seeing the Gale login page.
What does cost?
There is no charge for Google Scholar CASA.
Do libraries need to take any action?
No. Libraries who participate in Google Scholar automatically have this feature enabled for Gale resources. If your library does not currently participate in Google Scholar, instructions for activation can be found in our Google Scholar Guide
What Gale databases are included in Google Scholar?
Academic OneFile is currently the only resource that is contained within Google Scholar. We are looking at expanding this in the future.