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The path to full text where subscriber access is required

It can be confusing to connect to the full text or PDF copy of articles and chapters, especially where payment of a subscription is required. This requires your authentication to the publisher as member of the Library that holds the subscription.

The surest path to journal articles is via the Library's Journals A to Z catalogue.

If a subscriber link is not available from the Get it at SMHS button, use the "Request this item via the Library's Document Delivery Service" link.

Library links incorporate a proxy prefix that tells the publisher you're an authorised user of the SE Library.  https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=

A quick and easy option is to try a Bookmarklet (note the caveat that describes why it may not always work).

In the BrowZine and Read by QxMD apps you may set your Library as the South Metropolitan Health Service Library.

PubMed and GoogleScholar

Always use the Library links to access PubMed and GoogleScholar.

Why?

In PubMed, view the results in Abstract format and you can follow the Get it at SMHS button to the full text.

In GoogleScholar, the Get it at SMHS link is available under most of the references found.

Click on the >> to find the Get It!@SMHS link.

Browser plug-ins and extensions - off site access only

Note that browser plug-ins may be blocked from within the WA Health network, but will work on personal desktop computers and laptops outside the network.  They don't work on iPads or other tablets as Chrome browser apps don't have the full functionality of a desktop browser.

LibKey Nomad and Kopernio are browser extensions which embed their icons at the article level for a single click link out.  Bookmarklet's serve a similar function (to add a Library proxy link to the URL so that your entitlement to full text access is recognised).  Browser extensions will also seek open access options. 

None of these are 100% - they will work where the Library's subscribed access is via the platform you are on.  Where they do not deliver full text, check the Library's Journals A to Z Catalog to see if access may in fact be available from an alternative platform.

LibKeyNomad

  • Consults our Library catalogue to know if and where an article is available.
  • If no holdings are found, Nomad checks for freely available articles.
  • If no access is available, you will be linked to our document delivery request form, so you can ask us to order a copy for you.

To download LibKey Nomad to your Chrome desktop browser, go to the Chrome Web Store and install it to the browser.

Once LibKey Nomad is installed you will be prompted to select a library - select "South and East Metropolitan Health Services Library".

>Kopernio

  • Access research papers in one click.
  • Save time accessing full-text PDFs with the free Kopernio browser plugin.

To download Kopernio to your Chrome desktop browser, go to the Chrome Web Store and install it to the browser.

Once Kopernio is installed you will be prompted to select a library - select "South and East Metropolitan Health Services Library".

DOI Search

Resolve a DOI Name

Type or paste a DOI name, e.g., 10.1000/xyz123, into the text box below.

Be sure to enter all of the characters before and after the slash.

Do not include extra characters, or sentence punctuation marks.

doi:

Using EZproxy to link to full text

EZproxyLink Generator

Use this page to make your web links work through EZproxy.

  • You do not need to do this for freely available sites (such as Google) or links that already begin with https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url=....
  • If you have EZproxy translated addresses like https://somewebsite.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/ this will fix them for you.
  • This tool requires JavaScript enabled in your browser to work.

1. Copy and paste your source URL here:

2. Click this:

3. Copy and use the resulting link

EZproxy being "dropped"

If you create a correct EZproxy URL but the link doesn't change to one with smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au in the middle, it means Ezproxy does not have a configuration for the resource you are trying to proxy.

To allow https://login.smhslibresources.health.wa.gov.au/login?url= to be used in a starting point URL, your EZproxy administrator must first authorize the hostname of this URL in the ezproxy.cfg file.

In this case you need to send an email to SMHS Library including the links and what you were trying to do so we can add the resource into the EZproxy configuration file.

Adapted with thanks from Charles Darwin University Library's EZproxyLink Generator.

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