That's it! Now, when you hit a paywall while researching online simply click on the USask Proxy link in your bookmarks bar and the page will automatically reload to give you access to the full-text version as long as the library subscribes to it. You will be prompted to login with your NSID and password if you are not already logged in.
Below is a video tutorial of setting up the Proxy Bookmarklet:
Accessing journal articles
If you find an article that you want, but it is listed as not available in full-text in the database that you're searching, we may still have access to it through a different database subscription.
When you are searching in a database, click on the yellow button to see if your article is available from another source.
A new window will open indicating if the library has access (online and/or print) to your article:
"Available online" - the library has electronic access to your article - click on Go to view the full-text. (There may be several options listed here. They all lead to the same article, just through different database subscriptions. You can click on any of them to see your article.)
"Available in print" - the library has a print copy of your article - the library location and call number will be written beneath.
"This item is not accessible through the USask Library" - the library does not have access to your article, either in print or electronically. You can complete an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request at this stage to have the article sent to you for free from a different library by clicking the Go button next to "Request it from another library."
The homepage for ILL services at the University Library
If this page shows that we don't own a copy of your article, you can also search for it in Google Scholar to see if there's a legal open-access version too.
If you are trying to access an article from off campus, and it doesn't seem to open like it should, make sure you are accessing your article through the library's website.
When you access an article through the library's website, it will prompt you to sign in with a CAS login page. This will tell the database you're trying to access that you are an authorized USask user. Many of our databases require you to be logged in for security reasons if you're working from a computer outside of the university's network due to licensing restrictions.
If you prefer to access articles through Google, Google Scholar, or another search engine, pair it with our Proxy Bookmarklet so you can sign in easily with the click of a button.