THREE DIFFERENT BROWSER extensions, that can improve access to subscription resources provided by the library and to open access materials, are being made available for students and academics to try out and assess.
These extensions each provide a different style and method of resource discovery. The Lean Library and LibKey Nomad extensions focus on providing access to subscription-based library materials, while the Unpaywall extension offers a discovery route for open access materials.
Details of how each of these extensions work, and how they can be installed in a compatible browser, is provided below.
These browser extensions are recommended to students and academics who have administrative privileges on their own machines and devices.
The library recommends trying out each of these extensions separately to find the one that's the closest match to your discovery needs.
What does the Lean Library browser extension offer?
The Lean Library extension guides academics and students through seamless authenticated access to full-text services subscribed to by the library. It also provides helpful guidance and prompts for those navigating the academic publisher web, and offers links to open access version of full-text content whenever there's an accessible alternative to a paywall.
What is the Lean Library browser extension especially useful for?
The Lean Library browser extension makes it easier to access full-text subscription materials, aids authentication, augments publisher web sites with useful links, and provides context-sensitive access prompts.
Which services is the LeanLibrary browser extension integrated with?
The Lean Library extension is integrated with a large number of key academic information providers, including PubMed, Google Scholar, Elsevier, EBSCO, Wiley and ProQuest
Which browsers is the Lean Library extension compatible with?
The Lean Library extension is compatible with the latest versions of the Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, Safari and IOS browers.
How can I install the Lean Library extension for my browser?
You can download a compatible version of the Lean Library extension from the dedicated download page.
Where can I find more information about how the LeanLibrary extension works?
Find out more from Libraries and Learning Resources' dedicated Download Lean Library page.
Who should I contact if I have a problem using the Lean Library extension?
If you encounter an issue when installing and using the functionality of the Lean Library extension, find help and support from Lean Library Help Centre. If you encounter a problem accessing full-text content or other services that you believe should be available to you, contact the library for help.
How can I provide feedback about the LeanLibrary extension?
The library would welcome your feedback about the Lean Library extension.