Like so many of us, when I’m off campus, in order to read journal pdfs and the like is a chore. I have to go to my university’s library website, login to their proxy server, go back to the article in question – either by surfing there from the library webpage, or adding the relevant text to the journal article URL.
Pain in the tuchus.
Then, the ever helpful Sean Anderson tweeted a link to a little code he’d written for a bookmarklet using Dalhousie’s ezproxy.
(create some dummy bookmark and then edit the address)
Then go to a journal page and click the bookmark when you want to log in through the library server.
I modified it for UMB:
Or just, if you’re at UMB, drag the following link to your browser bookmarklet bar: umb-ezproxy – go to an article you want but can’t read, and click it. Such naches!
I’m sure the rest of you kinder can modify it to match your own situation!