How to create an EZproxy bookmark

It may happen that you do research in a database at home but forgot to use the EZproxy. When the results come in, you wouldn't be able to open texts but instead only get the option to buy them.

This guide wants to help you change URLs directly into EZproxy URLs by using a bookmark in your browser so you don't have to start over with your research.

Bookmarks for ...

... Mozilla Firefox

How to install the bookmark

  • Open the library (shortcut key Ctrl+Shift+B)
  • Click on "Organise", then "New Bookmark..."
  • Name the bookmark, e.g. "Reload with EZproxy"
  • As location, insert the following:
    javascript:void(location.href='http://thi.idm.oclc.org/login?url='+location.href);
  • Click on "Add"

How to use the bookmark

  • Whenever you want to reload a page with EZproxy, click on "View history, saved bookmarks, and more" at the top right side of the browser.
  • Cick on "Bookmarks"
  • Click on "Reload with EZproxy"
  • The site will reload with EZproxy.

... Google Chrome

How to create the bookmark

  • Open the Bookmark manager (shortcut key Ctrl+Shift+O)
  • Click on "Organize (three upright dots on the right side), then
    "Add new bookmark"
  • Name the bookmark, e.g. "Reload with EZproxy" and
  • Insert the following URL:
    javascript:void(location.href='http://thi.idm.oclc.org/login?url='+location.href);


How to use the bookmark

  • Click on "Customize and control Google Chrome"
    (three upright dots on the top right side of your browser),
  • In the "Bookmarks" menue, select "Reload with EZproxy"
  • The site will reload with EZproxy.

... Safari on the iPhone

How to create the bookmark

  • Save a random site (e.g. this very guide) as a bookmark
  • Swith to bookmark view and tap on "edit"
  • Choose the bookmark you just created, and
  • change the title e.g. to "Load again with EZproxy", and
  • change the URL to
    javascript:void(location.href='http://thi.idm.oclc.org/login?url='+location.href);

How to use the bookmark

  • Tap on the bookmark symbol
  • Tap on the bookmark "Load again with EZproxy"
  • The site will be reloaded via EZproxy

... Microsoft Internet Explorer

How to create the bookmark

  • Make a right click on this Link.
  • In the context menue, chose "Add to favorites..."
  • Name the new bookmark, e.g. "Reload with EZproxy"
  • Chose a folder to store the bookmark in, e.g. Favorites
  • Click on "Add"

How to use the bookmark

  • At the top right side of your browser, click on the star shaped "View favorites, feeds, and history ( ALT+C)"
  • Chose the Favorite "Reload with EZproxy"
  • The site will reload with EZproxy.

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