Answered By: Robert Cole
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2019     Views: 694

The preferred way to access e-resources is via the Library website or through Apps Anywhere. It is though possible to use the University of Liverpool EZProxy Bookmarklet to establish your full-text access rights directly from publishers' sites.

  • In Internet Explorer: right click on this UoL EZproxy bookmarklet link and select "Add to Favorites". You might see a security alert that the "favorite may not be safe". We assure you that it is safe! Click "Yes" to continue. It is easiest if you add it to your "Links" folder within your "Favorites" and ensure that your "Links" toolbar is displayed: "Tools" > "Toolbars" > "Links".
  • In Firefox: click and drag this UoL EZproxy bookmarklet link to your bookmarks toolbar (you will need to enable your Bookmarks Toolbar via the View menu if you haven't already) or right click on the link and select "Bookmark This Link".
  • In Safari or Google Chrome: click and drag this UoL EZproxy bookmarklet link to your bookmarks bar (you will need to enable the bookmarks bar to be displayed first, if it isn't already)
  • In Edge on Windows 10: it is somewhat complicated and this is recommended as a last resort option. It must be installed manually, following the steps that can be found on How-To Geek, or the link within, depending on the version of Edge you have installed. The URL you will need for the bookmarklet can be copied from this UoL EZproxy bookmarklet link.

Note: Javascript must be enabled in your browser.

Once you are on a page that is restricted, click on the "UoL EZproxy" bookmarklet in your browser's toolbar and you will be redirected through the University proxy server for the page you are currently at. In some cases you may need to use the browser Back button to return to the resource URL, not the publisher's login/error page.

Licensed content is provided by a number of suppliers and some content may not be purchased directly from the source you are using. In this case you will need to start from DISCOVER or the Library Catalogue from the Library website.

The code for our EZproxy bookmarklet was kindly written for us by Philip Wolstenholme.

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