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Tools to help you quickly get full-text

Library subscribed e-resources are accessible off-campus by PolyU students, faculty, staff, and eligible Library Card Holders. If you wish to access full-text PDFs directly from publisher's site, you may consider installing one of the following plug-ins in your browser. 

Follow the steps below to install the bookmarklet to your browser.

  1. Enable the bookmark toolbar in your browser.
  2. Drag the following button to the bookmark toolbar area.

  1. Right-click on the bookmark button to rename it as "Connect via PolyU Library".
  2. Access article from publisher website, e.g. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/, then click the "Connect via PolyU Library" button you have just installed. This will prompt you to login your NetID & NetPassword and access this page as a PolyU user. You shall be able to download PDF now.

Watch a short video to learn how to install bookmarklet in Chrome:

Kopernio is a free browser plug-in which helps you to get full text PDF faster by securely connecting you to the Library’s journal subscriptions and open access content. Follow the steps below to install the plug-in in your browser.

  1. Go to your browser's web store to find Kopernio plug-in. E.g. Chrome, Firefox
  2. Click to install the plug-in
  3. You will be asked to create a Kopernio account if you haven't done so. Then link your account with the University.
  4. When you visit an article database or publisher site again, e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, click "View PDF" to get the PDF through library's subscription.

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Unpaywall is a free browser plug-in which helps you to skip the paywall on millions of journal articles and get permissible full text PDF. Follow the steps below to install the plug-in in your browser.

  1. Go to unpaywall browser extension page
  2. Click to install the plug-in in your browser
  3. When you visit a publisher site again, unpaywall will try to get you a permission version of PDF, including post-prints in respositories.

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