Script Summary: If your institution uses EZproxy to allow off-campus access to web pages, this script will redirect you to a version you have access to.
To set up
The script you install is configured for the University of Toronto. To amend it for your institution, you need to make a minor edit.
- Disable Greasemonkey by left-clicking on the Monkey icon in the bottom-right corner of your window (it will turn grey when disabled)
- Navigate to the full text of an article at a protected journal (e.g. nature) via your institution.
- Note the address that appears in your browser's address bar. It will be something like http://www.nature.com.access.yourinstitution.ac....
- Copy the text that comes between www.nature.com and the first slash : in this example it is access.yourinstitution.ac.uk
- Right-click the monkey item you used earlier and click Manage Userscripts.
- Find this script in the list of installed scripts, and click 'Edit'
- Replace "myaccess.library.utoronto.ca" in the last line of the script with the string you found earlier ("access.yourinstitution.ac.uk" in this example). Make sure you don't alter the
- You're done! Save the file and re-enable GreaseMonkey.
To add a site
The script comes pre-configured to activate when it sees a wide range of sites. If it isn't redirecting you for a particular site, then while you're on the page in question:
- Right-click the monkey and select 'Manage Userscripts'
- Select this script
- In the 'Included Pages' section, click 'Add', then okay the dialogue box that appears
Now just refresh the page you were on and you should get your institutional access. If you don't, check that GreaseMonkey is enabled (the monkey will be smiling).