Answered By: Casey Koons
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020     Views: 52

You can either go directly to the ESF Libraries website and access what you are looking for or you can create a bookmark that will re-direct any page you are looking at through the remote access login. If ESF subscribes to that resource, the vendor will recognize you as ESF and you'll have access to the full text.

Essentially, the bookmark option involves creating a bookmark to any page and then changing the settings of that bookmark so that the url is actually a javascript code. Let's say you are on the page for the Journal of the American Chemical Society off campus. To access this resource that ESF subscribes to, click the bookmark. You will be redirected to the remote access login in page. You login and then the Journal of the American Chemical Society website should load and recognize you as a member of the SUNY ESF community. You should then be able to view any article as if you were on campus.

To set up this feature, check out the steps below.

Part One: Creating the Bookmark

  1. Open Safari browser and view any page (this one is good!)
  2. Tap on the share icon found at top or bottom of your screen
  3. Tap Bookmark found at top or bottom of your screen to save this page as a bookmark
  4. Make sure you are saving to Locations > Favorites and then tap Done

Part Two: Editing the Bookmarklet

  1. Select and copy the bookmarklet code below. If needed, adjust the selection, to include all before tapping Copy
  2. Tap the bookmarks icon and be sure you’re viewing Favorites
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Select the bookmark saved in Part Two, called Q. How do I access resources off campus by using a bookmark on my ipad or other apple device?
  5. Tap the address/URL field and clear it by tapping the x
  6. Tap on the word Address, and tap Paste to add the javascript code
  7. If you want, you can also change the name of the bookmark to something shorter
  8. Tap Done twice: once in the keyboard and once at lower corner of the Favorites box

Using the Bookmarklet

  1. NOTE: Bookmarklet is only needed if you go directly to a journal – not starting from a link on the ESF Libraries website.
  2. Clicked to view an article and not granted full access? Tap the bookmarks icon > Favorites > <Name of your Bookmark>.
  3. You will be prompted to log in with your credentials.
  4. Once authenticated as a SUNY ESF user, you should get the full text.
  5. You will remain authenticated as a SUNY ESF user until the session times out or you close the browser.


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