Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Find articles more easily using Library Access

Library Access is a browser extension, or add-on, available for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari.

Why is it useful?
  • Library Access makes it simpler to access articles, journals and databases, particularly when you are studying off campus. It automatically detects when you are on a site the Library provides a subscription to and prompts you to log in.
  • If you visit a site which the Library doesn’t provide access to, Library Access may suggest an alternative route, including Open Access versions.
  • It will also automatically add ‘Findit@Salford’ links to sources found in Google Scholar.

Find out more by watching this short video:

How do I get it?

Library Access is easy to install – just click on the download link and follow the instructions to add it to your browser.

Once installed select “University of Salford” and it will automatically pop up when you are on a site the Library has a subscription to, or alert you to alternative content.

Please note:  You MUST have the most up-to-date version of your preferred browser for Library Access to work.  Please check this if you encounter any technical difficulties.

If you find Library Access helpful, please spread the word - tell you colleagues, peers, friends, students, tutors etc.

Any questions? Please contact The Library.

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