Proxy Bookmarklet

How do I access the full-texts from the URL links in email alerts and external websites (e.g. Google Scholar)?

  1. Email Alerts
    Email alerts help you to keep abreast of current literature in your field of interest.After creating the alerts in databases or journal publishers, URL links to the latest citations will be automatically sent to your email account by the databases or journal publishers.

  2. Searching articles from the web
    When you browse different sites for relevant articles pertaining to your topic, you may wish to view the full-texts from the URL links displayed in your search results. To access the full-texts of the required references, you will have to install the Proxy Bookmarklet.

  3. What is a Proxy Bookmarklet?
    To access the full-texts from the URL links listed in your email alerts, you will have to install the Proxy Bookmarklet - a bookmark that automatically prepends the A*STAR ej-proxy to the required URL link in your browser. This allows you access to materials licensed for use by A*STAR staff. If you are not authenticated, you will be prompted for your ID and password.

  4. How do I install the Proxy Bookmarklet in my browser?

    For Internet Explorer:
    1) Right click on this link: <A*STAR EJ Proxy Bookmarklet >.
    2) Select "Add to Favorites".
    3) If you wish to add to "Links", go to "Favourites" and drag and drop the bookmarklet to "Links".

    Note: Alternative installation method
    1) Click (hold) and drag the link to the "Links" toolbar.
    2) If a warning message: "You are adding a favorite that may not be safe. Do you want to continue?" appears, click "Yes" to continue.
    3) If the "Links" toolbar is not visible in the web browser, go to View->Toolbars menu of the browser to enable it.

    For Mozilla Firefox:
    1) Right click on this link: <A*STAR EJ Proxy Bookmarklet >.
    2) Select "Bookmark This Link". Or click and drag the link to the "Bookmarks" toolbar.

    For Safari:
    1) Click and drag this link: <A*STAR EJ Proxy Bookmarklet > to the "Bookmarks" bar.

    For Chrome:
    1) Click and drag this link : <A*STAR EJ Proxy Bookmarklet > to the "Bookmarks" bar. If you don't see your Bookmark Bar, click on Options -> Settings -> at Appearance section, check Always show Bookmark Bar or Press Ctrl + Shift + B

    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:
    javascript:void(location.href="http://ejproxy.a-star.edu.sg/login?url="+location.href)";
    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.

  5. How do I use the Bookmarklet to 'proxy' the URL links in email alerts?
    • Go to the email alert and click the required link of citation alert.
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  • A browser session will open for the link where access to the required article is restricted.
  • Click the "A*STAR EJ Proxy Bookmarklet" which you have installed in your Browser toolbar/Bookmark/Favourites.
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  • The full-text is now accessible.
    Note: You may be prompted to login to the library proxy if you have not done so previously.
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6. How do I use the Bookmarklet to 'proxy' the URL links in search results?
  • Go to the list of search results and click the required link.
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  • A browser session will open for the link where access to the required article is restricted.
  • Click the "A*STAR EJ Proxy Bookmarklet" which you have installed in your Browser toolbar/Bookmark/Favourites.
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  • The full-text is now accessible.
    Note: You may be prompted to login to the library proxy if you have not done so previously.
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