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Use the Library proxy bookmarklet to access fulltext of links obtained directly from external websites (e.g. google scholar, google, email alerts)
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Note: Support for bookmarklets varies considerably on Android devices depending on the operating system and browsers used. The method below has been verified to work with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Note n7000, Samsung S3 and Nexus 7 Tablet but may not work with your particular Android device particular older ones due to built-in limitations.

The first step varies depending on the browser and Android device you use but generally it involves creating a bookmark on your mobile browser. We are not able to give exact instructions because it may vary from device to device, but in general you should know how to use the proxy bookmarklet on the desktop first before attempting this and be familiar with the copy and paste functions and bookmarking function of your Android device. 

What follows are generic instructions for most Android devices.

  1. Use the copy function in your android deviceto copy the following line:



  2. Bookmark this page

Tap the bookmark sign such as . It will create a bookmark that will be automatically named, but you can change this name if you want. Save the bookmark to your android devices Bookmarks folder. You need to edit the URL by pasting in the string you just copied above and save it. Also you should rename the bookmarklet name to Proxy Bookmarklet.




Once you add the book Mark. It will appear in your bookmarks. (See Below)



3a. Use the proxy bookmarklet - Method 1 - Stock Android Mobile browser

Now, when you are using your android device to follow a link into a web site that the library provides you access to, just tap the "Proxy Bookmarklet"  If you have not logged in already, you will be redirected through the signon page.  You will then be returned to the resource with access. If this doesn't work, try the next method

3b.  Use the proxy bookmarklet - Method 2 - Chrome browser

Some android devices like the Nexus 7, come with Chrome instead or you have downloaded it for use. For Chrome browsers, things are a bit less intuitive. You cannot directly access it via bookmarks. Instead, you need to tap the name of the bookmarklet in the address bar of the Chrome Browser (e.g Proxy Bookmarklet if you have named it such in step 2) and select the bookmarklet when it appears in the the drop-down menu.   


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