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Off-campus access to electronic resources


Suppose you'd like to review some article citations and you're off
campus. If you're feeling lucky, you can just search Google
Scholar
and find PDFs of the articles you want. But what if full
text isn't freely available online?

If University Libraries
has purchased access to the journal you want, you can go to the Libraries website and either find the
journal in the E-Journals
list
or fill in citation information with the Citation
Linker
. In either case, you'll be prompted for your X.500
credentials and recognized as an affiliate once you get to the
publisher's website.

But if you prefer to go straight to IEEE Xplore, ACM Digital Library, Elsevier ScienceDirect, or
another publisher site, just drag the bookmarklet below to your browser
toolbar. When you're on a publisher's webpage, click the UMN
Access
button. The code will update links on the page to use the
University Libraries's proxy and you'll be able to download full text
just as if you were on campus,



UMN
Access



The idea and code for this bookmarklet came from
Daniel Feldman, a graduate student in Software Engineering. Thanks,
Daniel!

This post originated from Jan Fransen, Engineering Librarian on her blog.