Academic Library Proxy Bookmarklet

This post is probably geared mostly toward residents and academics who have access to a university library for their researchin’ and journal readin’ (and especially nerdy residents and academics). I’ve made a little tool to hopefully help a few people find accessing journal articles from home a little easier. It’s called a bookmarklet.

What does it do? Well, if your university or hospital library has a proxy server (now we’re getting reallly nerdy), you can use it to try to auto-access journal articles on the web, without the hassle of going to your library’s website, logging in, finding the journal you want, then the article you want, then opening the PDF. It’s probably easier explained in the accompanying video, below.

Visit this page to get the bookmarklet.

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  1. #1 by Mike - March 2nd, 2010 at 09:15

    Thanks Graham, it’s so simple and yet a very big time saver.

  2. #2 by Phil - March 2nd, 2010 at 09:26

    Graham – not working for me at Mt. Sinai


  3. #3 by Martin - March 2nd, 2010 at 09:38

    Works with Karoliska Institutet, Sweden

  4. #4 by Jonathan Blackhall - March 2nd, 2010 at 10:44

    This is fantastic. Thank you!

  5. #5 by Mike Cadogan - March 9th, 2010 at 00:36

    Great tool
    Thanks for the review and instructions
    Works great in Western Australia!

  6. #6 by Sarah - May 24th, 2011 at 12:47

    Thanks so much for this post! I can not wait to give this a try!

  7. #7 by facebook app development - July 13th, 2011 at 02:23

    This is a very innovative idea and hats off to you for executing it so well.Long ago,I was wondering is there any online web which can help me in finding article sitting from my home.Glad yo have come up with this one.The UI of the sites looks good and loads very quickly also the search feature is good and the results loads very fast.How about developing the application for the facebook users.It will help those people who like to use facebook regularly.

  8. #8 by Lionel - October 13th, 2011 at 08:02

    Smart! Perso I use a ProxyHarvester to scrape fresh proxies. Each day I get around 30-40.000 proxies. If interested:

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