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Lean Library Access Browser Extension

Have you ever been looking for journal articles while researching for an assignment, found the ideal article and then been blocked by the hefty charge that the website is asking before you can view the article? That can be frustrating, but it is even worse when you discover that you could have viewed the article for free all along.

DMU Library has subscriptions covering hundreds of journals where the article is available, just not from the publisher’s own website. You can find these articles through Library Search if you are starting from the Library website, but not everybody does start there.

Library Access from Lean Library is a browser extension that helps to overcome this problem. It requires that you login as a member of DMU, using your Single Sign On details. Then the extension helpfully pops up whenever it finds articles where the content is available elsewhere. You can also highlight a section of text and right click, which will then present a menu box where ‘DMU Library Search’ is one of the options. Selecting this runs a search and takes the user to the results page.

Both subscriptions and open access resources are covered, making it easier to discover the articles you need for your research.

Have a look at the accompanying video which explains how this all works, and if you want to try it out, download the app!


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Highlight and Search feature: You can also use this extension to run a search on any highlighted text against DMU's Library Search. This video explains how