EZProxy Bookmarklet

When not on the IU Network or using a computer on campus in Bloomington, you can use the library website or the IU Bloomington EZProxy bookmarklet to check for a library subscription to specific content. Learn more about the EZProxy service. 

Use the IU Bloomington EZProxy bookmarklet when you are on a website where there is a paywall and you are being asked to pay to access full text. After selecting the bookmarklet and logging in through IU Login, you will gain full text access if IU Bloomington has a subscription. But if IU Bloomington does not subscribe to the resource, the page will refresh without any changes or it may take you an error page. Explore interlibrary loan services to get access to articles, books, and other items IU Bloomington doesn't have. 

Bookmarklet Installation

The bookmarklet needs to be added as a bookmark to your browser. Follow the installation steps below based on the browser you're using. Once added, the next time you find yourself being asked to purchase an article, select the bookmark in your browser's bookmark toolbar to see if IU Bloomington provides full text access. The video, created by the University of Michigan, shows bookmarklet installation steps for Firefox.

Other EZProxy/Online Access Tools

Available for Chrome, Edge, Vivaldi, Firefox, and Brave

When searching for articles online, Nomad will notify you when there is a free, full text version of an article available for download through your IU Bloomington access. Download using the appropriate browser extension/app store.

BrowZine lets you browse scholarly journals on your computer or mobile device. With the BrowZine app you can add your favorite journals** to your personal bookshelf and save articles to read later. The BrowZine app and web version are available to all IU Bloomington students, faculty, and staff.

Download the app to your AndroidApple, or Amazon device. When you open BrowZine for the first time, select Indiana University Bloomington from the list of schools and enter your IU username and passphrase.

BrowZine can also be accessed using any web browser.

**Supported publishers include Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, Cambridge, Oxford, American Chemical Society, ACM, BioMed Central, PLoS, Project Muse, Mary Ann Liebert, and many more. Additional publishers are being added every month, so check the full list of currently supported publishers frequently.

Browser plugins can also be installed on your web browser: you must install a separate extension for any browser you use. We recommend:

At this time, there is no recommended plugin for Safari, Edge, or Internet Explorer.

Can't find full text access to the resources you need?