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Anywhere Access Toolbar

This browser extension for Firefox or Chrome puts a “View PDF” direct link on pages that show a DOI for one of our subscribed resources. With this toolbar installed you get one click access to full text on search result lists from Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science and many other tools. It works whether you have logged in via the library proxy or not, so you can go directly to PubMed and see “ViewPDF” links on most search result items.

There are support documents on the Digital Science support page and instructions for installing Anywhere Access into Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Unimelb library ezproxy bookmarklet

When you have discovered resources via a general search over the internet, typically you will be asked to subscribe and/or pay a fee to access the full-text content. You can use this bookmarklet to re-direct the web page to go through the Unimelb Library electronic resources gateway, which will then allow you full-text access to the content the Library subscribes to.

To create the Unimelb library ezproxy bookmarklet

Drag and drop the Find It @ Unimelb button below to your browser's bookmark bar

Find It @ Unimelb


Create the bookmarklet manually:

  1. Copy the script below to text editor such as Notepad
  2. Create a Bookmark or Favorite by bookmarking a web page. Locate the bookmark and open it for direct editing:
    • For Firefox etc edit 'Name' field: enter suitable text eg 'Find It @ Unimelb'; in 'Location' field; paste the Notepad script over the URL
    • For Internet Explorer, edit 'General' and 'Web Document' tabs

Find It @ Unimelb script


To use the Melbourne ezproxy bookmarklet

  1. Search and discover electronic resources such as journal articles.
  2. Click the Bookmark or Favorite you just created. This will bring you to the Unimelb Library electronic resources access gateway where you will be asked to enter your Unimelb computer account details.
  3. Enter your Unimelb computer account details and you should be able to access full-text via the Library's subscription.

Google Scholar preferences

When you are using Google Scholar off-campus you should set your preferences so that you can link to full-text content available through the Library:

  1. Go to Google Scholar:
  2. Click the Settings link at the top-left of the page.
  3. Click the Library links option to the left.
  4. Enter: 'University of Melbourne Library' in the search box and click the search button.
  5. Tick the checkbox next to the option: 'University of Melbourne Library - Find It @ Unimelb'.
  6. Click the 'Save' button.

'Find It @ Unimelb' links will then appear on the Google Scholar search results screen that you can click to access the full-text if it is available through the library.

Google Scholar Button

This browser extension for Chrome or Firefox lets you quickly look up scholarly articles from anywhere on the web and copy a correctly formatted reference. Select the title of an article on the web page you are reading and click the Google Scholar button to find it. The top three results from Google Scholar will show, along with links to full text or Find It @UniMelb. Next to each result is quote mark that formats the article reference for a wide range of citation styles.

Install the Google Scholar Button via the chrome web store or Firefox Add-ons.


LibX Extension is currently not supported by Google Chrome and Firefox. Would you please use Anywhere Access Toolbar and Ezproxy Bookmarklet instead.

LibX is a free browser extension for Chrome that helps you to search and access library resources. For example you can:

  • Click the LibX icon in your browser toolbar to search the library catalogue.
  • Highlight any text in a webpage and right click for options to search for it in the library catalogue or Google Scholar.
  • Right click for an option to reload any web page through the library's proxy making it appear as though you are using an on-campus computer.

Download LibX