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Library Access extension

Gain easy access to the library on your own device. Via the free Library Access browser extension you can access many library databases (books, journals) anytime, anywhere.

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How it works

The Library Access browser extension simplifies the connection to available digital materials, wherever and whenever you decide to study or work.

The extension is a piece of software (called a browser extension, add-on, or plug-in) that integrates in your web browser. Once installed, the extension will detect when you access a website that your library has a subscription for. It will then redirect you to the EZproxy version of the site where you get access via your Tilburg University Single Sign-On.

The browser extension shows an icon in the bookmarks bar. It works almost like a traffic light. If the icon is green, then you have access. A grey icon means that access is denied. If the material you would like to use does not seem accessible, Library Access will automatically check for open access versions of the article. Notifications by the extension are shown as a pop-up.

Open Access copies

In addition to providing access to subscription content, the Library Access extension will also alert you to Open Access copies of articles and ebooks. For every article or ebook you visit, the extension tries to find an Open Access copy. You will receive a notification if one is available.

Alternative versions

Sometimes you find an article or ebook that is not available on a particular site, but that may be available via one of our other subscription sites. Library Access will inform you if this is the case, and will direct you to the subscription site. This works for journal articles as well as for books on store sites such as Amazon.

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Context search

Highlight text on a webpage and Search one of our selected databases using the highlight text as a search term. This option is available in the context menu of your browser, i.e. by right-clicking on a web page. We currently offer WorldCat Discovery (our catalog), Tilburg University Research Portal, and Google Scholar. As time goes by, sources may be added or removed, based on user input. Want to add your vote? Just pick your favorite sites in our survey.

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