Check Tufts Libraries bookmark

If you find an online article, chapter or ebook that’s asking you to pay to read it, use this bookmarklet to automatically check if you can access it for free through Tufts’ library subscriptions.

You could also search for the article in JumboSearch, or log onto the Tufts VPN, but this tool lets you check with a single click!

Getting started: create the bookmark

  1. Make sure your browser’s bookmark toolbar is showing (Directions for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge)

  2. Create a new bookmark. You can usually do this by right-clicking the bookmark toolbar and choosing the option to add a new bookmark or page.

  3. Name the bookmark Check Tufts Libraries (or any name that’s meaningful for you)

  4. Copy and paste this string into the URL for the bookmark: javascript:void(location.href='http://ezproxy.library.tufts.edu/login?url=%27+location.href)
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    Screenshot of Add bookmark menu in Firefox
    This is what it looks like in Firefox. Your browser may look different.
  5. Save the bookmark. You should now see it in your bookmarks toolbar.

Using the bookmark

When you land on an article or book that’s asking you to pay, just click on the bookmark. The page will reload and ask you to sign in with your Tufts username and password. If we have access, you’ll be able to read it once you sign in.

If the article or book still asks you to pay after you’ve clicked the bookmark and signed in, we probably don’t have access through Tufts.

What to do if you can’t get access using the bookmark

  1. Check to see if we have the journal in print or the book in print.

  2. Request an article, book, or book chapter via Interlibrary loan.

  3. Ask us for assistance!

Video tutorial

This video walks through the process of setting up and using the Check Tufts Libraries bookmark.

Credits

Thanks to the Harvard Library's Check Harvard Library Bookmark, which provided inspiration for our tool.