The proxy bookmarklet automatically inserts the NUS Library proxy stem (libproxy1.nus.edu.sg) into the URL of an article/e-book. Once you have successfully installed the bookmarklet in your browser, simply click on it when you are on the vendor/publisher page that requires you to pay or login to view full text. The system checks if the required title is within the Library's subscription. If yes, the page reloads and subsequently provides you with the full text options.
What if you get an error message or still cannot access full text using the proxy bookmarklet?
The proxy bookmarklet may not work in the following conditions:
If for some reasons, the proxy bookmarklet does not yield any results, search for the source title in the library catalogue. It is possible that the required title is available via another vendor site or in print copy (not online).
Refer to the right panel of this page for instructions on how to install the proxy bookmarklet for different browsers. After installing, you can then use the bookmarklet on any vendor/publisher (e.g JSTOR or ScienceDirect) page that requires payment or login to view full text. Notice that after clicking on the bookmarklet, the library proxy stem is automatically inserted into the document URL as shown below:
The instructions on the right panel usually requires that you RIGHT CLICK (instead of doing the normal left click) to set up the bookmarklet.
If the below mentioned error message appears, it means that you have not right clicked, but have instead chosen to use the bookmarklet on *this* NUS page and it does not work!
URL Not Configured
You are trying to access a resource that the NUS Library Proxy Service has not been configured to work with.
If you are using the proxy bookmarklet, please read the FAQ at https://libfaq.nus.edu.sg/faq/71426.
If you need further help in locating a specific article that you have found online, please send an email with the article citation (including the article title, author, journal title, published year, etc.) and the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you have installed the proxy bookmarklet correctly and that you are using it on the correct page (i.e. vendor/publisher page, and not on the NUS Libraries' page).
If you are having problems doing drag and drop in Safari or Chrome safari, do the following:
Other alternative browsers (e.g Opera):