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Off Campus Access: Helpful Tools

Google Scholar

Enable the "View It @ Mines" Option in Google Scholar

This option will place a link alongside article results that, when clicked, will send the you directly to the full-text of a particular article if it is available either through an open-access or subscription resource.

The best way to understand the use of our link resolver and the View It @ Mines option is to enable it. Here are instructions on how to do so:

  1. Navigate to Google Scholar, and click on the link to Settings in the upper-right of the browser window.
  2. Find the Library Links subsection of the Scholar Preferences, enter Colorado School of Mines into the text box, and click the Find Library button. Google Scholar should retrieve a list of options
  1. Select the option that contains View It @ Mines. Selecting the Open WorldCat option will allow you to link to UNR Libraries catalog holdings through WorldCat if books come up in your Google Scholar results.
  2. Click the Save button.

Proxy Bookmarklet

Use the proxy bookmarklet with your browser

The proxy server bookmarklet lets you connect to databases and journals without going through the library website.  This bookmar, when clicked in the bookmarks bar, catches the URL, prepends the Mines Library proxy to it, and then reloads the page.

  • If you go to directly to a publisher or organization web page that has access restrictions, this bookmarklet will ask you to log in with your Mines MultiPass and then pass you through to the resource you were looking for.
  • This only works for resources the library subscribes to. (If the library does not subscribe, you can use interlibrary loan to request resources that you need.)

Installing the bookmarklet

Chrome, Firefox, and Safari

Drag and drop the following link onto your browser favorites or bookmarks bar.

IE9 or IE10

right-click and select "add to favorites..."

If you see a security alert, click "yes" to confirm that you want to proceed with the installation.

iPhone and iPad

On the iPad, create a bookmark (any page - you can't create one from scratch), save it, then edit it to include only the code below. Give it a name and save it to your Bookmarks Bar.

javascript:void(location.href=%22http://mines.idm.oclc.org/login?url=%22+location.href)

Exceptions

There are certain databases (that use direct Shibboleth authentication) where this proxy bookmarklet will not work. At present, these databases are:

  • EBL (E-Book Library)
  • ACM Digital Library

Need help?

Feel free to contact us if you have questions about using the bookmarklet.

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Proxy Extension

Use The Proxy Bookmark With Your Browser

The proxy server browser extension lets you connect to databases and journals without going through the library website.  This bookmark, when clicked in the bookmarks bar, catches the URL, prepends the Mines Library proxy to it, and then reloads the page.

  • If you go to directly to a publisher or organization web page that has access restrictions, this bookmark will ask you to log in with your Mines MultiPass and then pass you through to the resource you were looking for.
  • This only works for resources the library subscribes to. (If the library does not subscribe, you can use interlibrary loan to request resources that you need.)

Google Chrome EZProxy Extension

Step-By-Step Instructions

1. Go to Chrome Store Link

2. Select: Add to Chrome

3. Locate: the EZproxy icon

4. Right-Click: Choose options

5. Enter: mines.idm.oclc.org in proxy domain

You're Set!

Firefox EZproxy Extension

Step-By-Step Instructions

1. Go To: Firefox add-on page

2. Add & Install: Download to install

3. Go To: Tools menu and choose add-ons

4. Go To: Extension & choose preferences

5. Add: http://mines.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

You're Set!