Otago EzProxy Bookmarklet

Designed to take the frustration out of getting to the “full text” version of journal articles that the University has a paid subscription to.

This bookmarklet will take you to the University of Otago EzProxy login page with your current location pre-appended to the EzProxy login script. Once you have logged in, you will be returned to the page that you were on when you first clicked the bookmarklet. This means that if the University has access to the article you are looking at (via the provider you happened to be viewing it with) then the “full text” options (including PDFs) should be available to you.

This bookmarklet was first developed in 2009. It has worked with almost no modification since then.

The Bookmarklet

A bookmarklet is a small piece of JavaScript code stored as a URL within a bookmark. All you really need to know is that when you click it, stuff happens. This is it:

Otago EzProxy

Instructions

  1. You will need to add the bookmarklet to your bookmark list. Clicking the bookmarklet on this page directly will not have the desired outcome.
  2. The exact procedure will vary according to the browser you are using.
    • In Safari (on the Mac) you can just “drag-n-drop” the bookmarklet to your “Bookmarks Bar” (press shift + ⌘ + B to show the bookmarks bar).

      Draging-and-droping in Safari

    • If you are using some other browser you might be able to right click and choose “Save As Bookmark”, “Bookmark This Link” or something similar.

  3. When you are at a page and you want access to the full text: Just click the bookmarklet.
  4. Hope and pray the University is subscribed to the journal via the provider you happened to be browsing.

Any questions, comments or requests please feel free to contact me.

Development

15/05/2010, Version 0.1

Initial attempt. Currently strips the ?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 that is appended by some (all?) Wiley InterScience pages if you arrive there via an RSS feed.

javascript:
    var str=location.href;
    location='https://ezproxy.otago.ac.nz/login?
    url='+str.replace('?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0','')
;