Answered By: David Hurley Last Updated: Sep 23, 2022 Views: 11
Are you getting this error when trying to search Google Scholar?
Why it happens
Google uses the reCAPTCHA when it sees unusual traffic from one network. Often, at the start of a semester there is a sudden increase in traffic from the University to Google Scholar, triggering the reCAPTCHA.
If you are off campus and accessing Google Scholar from our database list (which gives you access to far more content than is available to non-UNM users), you get this error message because of the way Google and our proxy server interact.
What you can do
You can connect your Google account to UNM for the same benefit as using the proxy server. Of course, this will not help if you don't have a Google account or don't want to link your searches to your account.
You can search Google Scholar from on campus. From on campus, you will have access to all the content you have through the proxy server.
You can try again in a couple of days. Usually, after a few days, Google adjusts to the new normal level of traffic and no longer prompts you to prove you aren't a robot, allowing you to search as normal.