When accessing journals from the Library search website while off campus the results returned will be EZproxy-friendly and will work straight away after you have logged in with your Imperial credentials. 

How to access journals remotely using Bookmarklet?

A bookmarklet is a bookmark stored in a web browser that will rewrite the URL of the current page being viewed to create an EZproxy- friendly URL and reload the page using this new URL. If Imperial College has subscribed to this resource you will then have full access (after logging in with valid Imperial credentials). 

Creating the bookmarklet

Installation of a bookmarklet is performed by creating a new bookmark, and pasting the following code into the URL destination field:  
javascript:void((function(){location.href='https://iclibezp1.cc.ic.ac.uk/login?qurl=' + encodeURIComponent(location.href);})());

Alternatively, in modern desktop browsers you can simply drag the following link to your Favorites /Bookmarks bar: 
Imperial EZproxy URL Updater

Find instructions below on how to add a bookmarklet for Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari:

 

Bookmarklet configure in browsers

Internet Explorer 11

1. Open up Internet Explorer and ensure the  Favorites bar is visible:

Internet Explorer Favorites bar

2. If your Favorites bar is not visible, then press the 'Alt' key on your keyboard to make the menus visible: 

Internet Explorer Favorites bar

3. Then select the menu option View > Toolbars > Favorites bar

Internet Explorer Favorites

4. Now drag the following link Imperial EZproxy URL Updater to the Favorites bar. Click and hold on the link with the cursor:

IE image 45. Drag the cursor to the Favorites Bar and release it:

IE image 56. Confirm at the prompt that you do wish to add this bookmarklet:

IE image 67. Bookmarklet now added to the Favorites bar:

IE image 7

Chrome

Please note that the below screenshots are from a Windows machine, but the procedure is the same on Mac OSX.

1. Open Chrome and ensure that the Bookmarks bar is visible: 

Chrome 1

2. If it is not then select the option Bookmarks > Show bookmarks bar from the main Chrome menu

Chrome 2

3. Now drag the following Imperial EZproxy URL Updater to the Bookmarks bar. Click and hold on the link with the cursor: 

Chrome 3

4. Drag the cursor to the bookmarks bar and release it: 

Chrome 4

5. Bookmarklet is now added to the bookmarks bar:

Chrome 5

Safari

1. Open Safari and ensure the Favorites Bar is visible: 

Safari 1

2. If not then select the menu option View > Show Favorites Bar: 

Safari 2

3. Now drag the following link, Imperial EZproxy URL Updater to the Favorites Bar. Click and hold on the link with the cursor: 

Safari 3

4. Drag the cursor to the Favorites Bar and release it: 

Safari 4

5. Type in a new name for the bookmarklet  or to accept the default name, just click anywhere outside of the newly-added link:

Safari 5

6. Bookmarklet is now added to the Favorites bar: 

Safari 6

Using the bookmarklet

Using the bookmarklet

The screenshots below show Internet Explorer 11 being used but the procedure is the same on other desktop browsers as well.

1. When you try to access a paid-for resource while offsite you will observe a message similar to the following, denying you access:

Bookmarklet 1

2. Simply click the bookmarklet in your Favorites Bar to reload the page via the Imperial College EZproxy service: 

Bookmarklet 2

3. You will be directed to a login page - enter your regular College credentials and click the Login button

book 3

4. The page will then reload and, assuming it is from a journal that Imperial College subscribes to, will now be accessible: 

Bookmarklet 4

Chrome EZProxy extension

A Chrome extension called 'EZProxy Redirect' can be used to rewrite URLs for articles to make them EZproxy-friendly.

Chrome EZProxy extension accordion

Download and Configuration

EZproxy Redirect can be downloaded from the chrome web store.

The screenshots below show Chrome being used on a Mac but the procedure is the same when using Chrome on other systems.

1. Once EZproxy Redirect has been added to Chrome a new button will appear in the toolbar:

Chrome EZproxy

2. To configure the Imperial College-specific EZproxy settings with this extension, right-click on the toolbar icon and select Options from the menu:

Chrome EZproxy

3. Select 'Imperial College London' from the Select School menu and then click the save button

Chrome EZproxy

4. A message stating 'Options Saved' should appear briefly on the screen - after you have seen this confirmation you can close the options tab: 

Chrome EZproxy

Using Chrome EZproxy

1. Now, when you try to access a paid-for resource while offsite you will observe a message similar to the following, denying you access:

EZproxy

2. Simply click the EZProxy Redirect icon in your toolbar to reload the page via the Imperial College EZproxy service:

EZproxy

3. You will be directed to a login page - enter your regular College credentials and click the Login button:

EZproxy

4. The page will then reload and, assuming it is from a journal that Imperial College subscribes to, will now be accessible (notice how the URL for the article has now changed as well since access is now through EZproxy):

EZproxy

Google Scholar

You can aslo access library journals remotely using Google Scholar. For more information read 'making the the most of Google Scholar' by the Library Services.