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Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital: SCGH Library Bookmarklet

What is a Bookmarklet?

Access to Library resources is contolled by a 'proxy' string within the web address (URL). This proxy string carries information through to publisher sites that provides the authorisation to reach the full text of subscribed resources.

If you reach a subscription restricted (paywalled) online resource without going through the Library's links (and therefore without the proxy string) you will be blocked from the full content.

A bookmarklet automatically attaches the Library's proxy string to the URL, proving to a publisher that you have access rights.

Bookmarklet for computers and laptops

How to install the bookmarklet

Internet Explorer

  • Right click on this link: SCGH Library Proxy Bookmarklet
  • Select Add to Favorites
  • You may be prompted with a security alert "You are adding a favourite that may not be safe. Do you want to continue?" . Click Yes to continue.

Firefox

Safari

Google Chrome

How to use the bookmarklet

If you're trying to access an article or eBook that requires a subscription to view eg. New England Journal of Medicine 

  • click the SCGH Library Proxy Bookmarklet in your list of Favourites
  • login with your HE number and password if not on the SCGH network
  • if the SCGH Library has a subscription you will be able to access the article

This will work for most sites, however, authentication is sometimes more complex and you will need to access via the Library's website.

Bookmarklet for iOS devices

Step 1

  • Copy this entire line of text into the URL address box 
https://login.qelibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=

Do not press "Go" or "Enter"

  • Call it Check SCGH Library (or something that will make sense to you)


Step 2

  • Copy this entire line of text - (press on the box below and then select Copy when prompt appears)
javascript:void(location.href=%22tps://login.qelibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=%22+location.href)

 

  • Tap the bookmark button (it looks like an open book) at the bottom of the screen (iPhone) or top of the screen (iPad)
  • Tap Edit and find the bookmark you just saved and tap it
  • Press on the url field and then Select All when prompt appears, then Paste
  • Tap Done
     

Step 3
If you're trying to access an article or eBook that requires a subscription to view eg. New England Journal of Medicine 

  • click the SCGH Library Proxy Bookmarklet in your list of Favourites
  • login with your HE number and password if not on the SCGH network
  • if the SCGH Library has a subscription you will be able to access the article

This will work for most sites, however, authentication is sometimes more complex and you will need to access via the Library's website.

Bookmarklet on Android devices

Step 1

  • Access these directions on your mobile device at here


Step 2

  • Copy the following line of script by pressing on the line of code until it is highlighted in blue (be sure to highlight the entire line) and then tap the Copy icon:

javascript:void(location.href='http://pitt.idm.oclc.org/login?url='+location.href)

  • At the top of your browser window, tap the Star icon to create a new bookmark

The Bookmark this page box will appear. You will need to edit the following information:

  • Delete the URL that appears in the Address box, then paste the script you copied in above by pressing in the box until a Paste icon appears
  • Tap paste. The script above should now appear in the box
  • Change the name of the Bookmark to something meaningful to you eg. Check SCGH Library
  • Tap Done and Save

The Ezproxy bookmarklet is now saved in your bookmarks


Step 3

If you're trying to access an article or eBook that requires a subscription to view eg. New England Journal of Medicine 

  • click the SCGH Library Proxy Bookmarklet in your list of Favourites
  • login with your HE number and password if not on the SCGH network
  • if the SCGH Library has a subscription you will be able to access the article

This will work for most sites, however, authentication is sometimes more complex and you will need to access via the Library's website.

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