This page will show you how to create a special proxy bookmarklet for different browsers.
Once this is done, you can then use the proxy bookmarklet on any journal or database page e.g JSTOR or ScienceDirect pages.
Both methods can give more reliable and accurate access to full-text in some cases.
Do not use the proxy bookmarklet on *this* page, it will not work as it is not a database or journal page and the proxy does not work with it.
In the instructions below it usually requires that you RIGHT CLICK instead of doing the normal (left) click to set up the bookmark. If you see the following error, it means you have not right clicked, but have instead chosen to use the proxy bookmarklet on this page.
"You are trying to access a resource that the library proxy service has not been configured to work with. Please send an email with the following information to email@example.com. We will get back to you shortly. 1. URL: http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/content.php?pid=199108&sid=1665223"
Please note that this method does not work 100% reliably on all databases and sources. An article may also be available in multiple locations, aggregators. If the proxy bookmark does not work, to confirm for sure whether an article is available see http://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/a.php?qid=16769
For Internet Explorer:
For Mozilla Firefox:
For Microsoft Edge:
For Mac users
If you are having problems doing drag and drop in Safari or Chrome safari, do the following
1. Create a new bookmark of any page.
2. Go into the browser and edit the name and the URL of the bookmarklet you just created. The name can be anything you choose but the URL should be the following
For other alternative browsers (e.g Opera):
1. In theory you can use any of the links above (e.g the link for Firefox) to create a bookmarklet as per the normal steps for that browser. However the library and most library databases from vendors do not officially support alternative browsers, so it is not advisable to surf library resources using these browsers. Even if the proxy bookmarklet works other problems might crop up.
The proxy bookmarklet allows you to directly access full text of E-resources via the subscription of NUS. The video below shows how to install and use proxy bookmarklet to access full text of a reference obtained from a Google Scholar search. Please note that this will work for most but not all sites.