Thursday, 3 April 2008

Bookmarking eResources in your Web browser

Ok, so you all keep telling me that connecting to a Library eResource involves too many clicks and I have to say I am inclined to agree. At the moment our eTechnologies  team are working on a project which will authenticate access to the resources using a different system to Athens (Shibboleth) and I am hopeful that the access will then be much quicker and more straightforward.

In the meantime, if you have resources which you visit frequently then it may be worth bookmarking them. This must be done in the following way to ensure access is facilitated:

eJournals and eBooks

  • Open your preferred browser

  • Connect to the a-z eJournal or eBook listing

  • Right click on the required title

  • Add to favourites (IE) or bookmark this link (Firefox)


  • Open your preferred browser 

  • From the a-z list select the required database

  • Right click on the 'connect to ...' link in the quick links box

  • Add to favourites (IE) or bookmark this link (Firefox)

When you return to your bookmarked page you will be asked to log into MUSE to meet with our legal obligations. You only need to do this once per browser session. Hope this helps.

I'll keep you posted on the Shibboleth developments.


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