If you do your research off-campus, the proxy bookmarklet will give you access to library resources without having to come through the library website.
What is it?
The proxy bookmarklet is a small application that allows you to reload a webpage through the library's proxy server.
Why is it useful?
You will probably come across subscription journal articles behind a paywall when searching or browsing off-campus, or even through clicking on notifications of journal articles from a publisher or database by email. With the proxy bookmarklet, you can easily access paywalled content on the web without without having to backtrack to the library website.
How to use it?
To add the proxy bookmarklet to a desktop browser, left click and drag this link -- uO Proxy -- to the toolbar of your browser. The next time you navigate to content that is behind a paywall, simply click on the bookmarklet to reload the page through the library's proxy server. This will prompt you to log in with you uOttawa credentials and then bring you back to the page you were viewing, but now logged-in with access from the library.
It takes a few more steps to use add the proxy bookmarklet to a mobile browser since we can't bookmark it directly. You will have to create a new a new bookmark and then edit it. First, bookmark any page, and note where your browser is saving it. Next, copy this line of text:
Do you use Google Scholar to find journal articles?
You can setup Google Scholar to link to the uOttawa Library
Now when you search in Google Scholar you will see a link labelled Omni@uOttawa. By clicking on this link you can access the full text of the article if the library has a subscription to the journal in which it is published.
If you are off-campus you can access the article by using the Proxy Bookmarklet.