NEW! Library Access Bookmarklet: Do you ever search for journal articles from off campus? If so, we have something that might make life better.
Drag the following link to your Links or Bookmarks toolbar (or right-click it and Add to Favorites/Bookmarks).
When you come to a journal article that you’d like to read but find that you’re blocked from doing so (or asked to pay money), try clicking on the Library Access Bookmarklet link you just bookmarked. You’ll be prompted to log in with your Marlboro username and password (the same one you use for email, Courses, etc.). Then, if the library does offer online access to the resource, you should be able to view it. (If we don’t, then you won’t be able to view it. But, we can almost always get it for you via Interlibrary Loan at no cost to you.)
This is a brand new service and we’re interested in your feedback — let us know if you experience any problems, or if we’ve made your day.
(The fine print, for the morbidly curious: The library subscribes to over 20,000 online periodicals to which Marlboro people have full access. The problem is, the publishers of these journals need to be able to identify you as a Marlboro person before you can view their articles. If you’re on campus, they can tell by your IP address that you are coming from Marlboro. If you’re off campus and accessing journals/articles through the library website, we have set up our URLs so that you’ll be asked to log in before viewing our subscriptions. But if you’re off campus and not going through the library website, up to now there’s been no way to log in except to back up and try to get back to the article by going through the library website. This should eliminate that step and speed up your access to articles.)