Off-Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet

If you find articles/other resources using websites other than the library website (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 library, ensuring that you have access to material that the library subscribes to.

If you access library resources through the Library's site, you do not need to use this bookmarklet.

Denied access to resources the Library subscribes to? Use the bookmarklet

Use this bookmarklet if your computer is denied access to resources to which the library subscribes. 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.

If the library subscribes to the content, 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. SFU 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. SFU Bookmarklet) in the first field
  • Then copy and paste the code below into the second field. 
    • javascript:void(location.href=""+location.href)
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 SFU computing ID 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 ID 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.

Kim, S. (2020). Linear series on a stable curve of compact type and relations among Brill-Noether lociJournal of Algebra, 547, 70-94.

Seela, F., & Chittepu, P. (2008). 6-Azauracil or 8-aza-7-deazaadenine nucleosides and oligonucleotides: the effect of 2'-fluoro substituents and nucleobase nitrogens on conformation and base pairing. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 6(3), 596-607.

Other options for gaining access to Library online resources

See Accessing online resources from off campus for other tools and options that allow you to gain ready access to material the Library subscribes to on your behalf.