UQ Bookmarklet

This bookmarklet does the same thing as previous code written for use in other institutions.

It was developed to support my partner who worked for University Queensland for three years. We have both since left Australia and UQ and so I don’t have any real way to know if this code still works. But this page remains for posterity.

The Bookmarklet

There is nothing to it. Really, this is it:

UQ EzProxy

Instructions

  1. You will need to add the bookmarklet to your bookmark list 1. The exact procedure will vary according to the browser you are using.
    • In Safari (or most modern browsers) 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.

  2. When you are at a page and you want access to the full text: Just click the bookmarklet.
  3. 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

09/01/2013, Version 0.2

The get variable should be ‘url’ (which is the same as QUB).

javascript:
	var str=location.href;
	location='http://ezproxy.library.uq.edu.au/login?
	url='+str.replace('?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0','');

07/12/2012, Version 0.1

Initial attempt. Follows the scheme of the old QUB Bookmarklet until I can figure out what the get variable needs to be called.

javascript:
	location=window.location.protocol
	+'//'
	+window.location.hostname
	+'.ezproxy.library.uq.edu.au'
	+window.location.pathname.replace('?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0','');
  1. Clicking the bookmarklet on this page directly will not have the desired outcome.