Browser Access Bookmarklet for Community Scholars

If you find articles/other resources using websites other than the Community Scholars Portal (e.g. Google Scholar, PubMed or journal websites), you may come across sources that require you to pay for access. This bookmarklet routes your computer’s access through the Community Scholars Portal, ensuring that you have access to material available to Community Scholars.

If you access library resources through the Community Scholars Portal, you do not need to use this bookmarklet.

Denied access to resources available to Community Scholars? Use the bookmarklet

Use this bookmarklet if your computer is denied access to resources which are available to Community Scholars. Examples include:

  • You use a search engine like Google Scholar or PubMed, and you come across an article with a pay wall. 
  • You receive emails from publishers (such as Table of Contents alerts) which contain links to articles or e-books. When you click on those links, you come across a pay wall.

The Community Scholars Program provides access to materials from seven academic publishers: Sage Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer Nature, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Duke University Press. For a complete list of collections available from these publishers, please see What's available? on our Find Articles and Books page.

If the materials are available to Community Scholars, you will be able to access to the material after clicking on this bookmarklet.

Setting up the bookmarklet

For Microsoft Edge on a PC:

  • Add this page to the Favourites bar by clicking on the star in the URL address bar on the right.
  • Right-click on the saved page on the Favourites bar or select it from the Favourites menu.
  • Then copy and paste the the following into the URL box:
    • javascript:void(location.href=""+location.href)

For Microsoft Edge on a MAC:

  • From the top menu bar, Select Favourites > Manage Favourites > Add favourite.
  • You should see two input fields. Type the name of the bookmark (i.e. Community Scholars Bookmarklet) in the first field.
  • Then copy and paste the following into the URL box: 
    • javascript:void(location.href=""+location.href)

For Firefox and mobile devices (Safari iOS/iPhone/iPad)

  • Follow the usual steps to "Bookmark" this webpage and Save. 
  • Then view your bookmarks and select the one you just saved to edit. 
  • Replace the URL with the code below in the URL field.
    • javascript:void(location.href=""+location.href)

For Chrome and Safari:

  • Follow the usual steps to "Bookmark this page"
  • You should see two input fields. Type the name of the bookmark (i.e. Community Scholars Bookmarklet) in the first field
  • Then copy and paste the code below into the second field. 
    • javascript:void(location.href=""+location.href)
  • Here's a short video that shows the process of installing the bookmarklet in Safari.
Your browser must allow JavaScript.

If your Bookmarks/Favourites bar is hidden, remember to adjust your browser’s settings to show your Bookmarks/Favourites toolbar.

How to use the bookmarklet

If you arrive at a source that denies access:

  • Click on the bookmarklet (which you installed in your browser’s Favourites or Bookmarks).
  • Enter your Community Scholars barcode and password.
  • In some cases, you may need to use the browser's "Back" button to return to the article or resource.

As long as you keep the browser window open, you will not need to input your barcode and password again. You may, however, need to click on the bookmarklet again in order to access subsequent articles.

Try it out

  1. Install the bookmarklet.
  2. Click on the article title(s) below to go to the source.
  3. If you are denied access, click on the bookmarklet.
Nelson, Erin, and Dodd, Warren. 2016. “Collaborating for Community Food Security: Emerging Scholar Participation in a Community–university Partnership.” Action Research (London, England) 15 (4): 402–23.
Mosier, Samantha, and Ruxton, Megan. 2018. “Sustainability University–community Partnerships: Lessons for Practitioners and Scholars from Highly Sustainable Communities.” Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 36 (3): 479–95.
Page, J. (2007). Salmon farming in First Nations' territories: A case of environmental injustice on Canada's West Coast. Local Environment12(6), 613-626.