(22 Aug 2022) In Aaron Tay‘s blog post, he shares:
“My blog usually takes the view that most of our users do not start at the library homepage as a truism and since the beginning of the blog in 2009, I have covered tools that help users “get back” to library resources or at least easily check for availability via their library catalogs or library discovery service.
The latest iteration of such tools are sometimes dubbed as Access Broker Browser Extensions, currently popular ones include Clarivate’s EndNote Click (formerly Kopernio), ThirdIron’s Libkey Nomad, Sage’s Lean Library and the most popular of them all – Google Scholar button.
In this blog post I cover two “new” browser extensions in this class – Library extension and Open Access helper. “New” because they have been around for a while and I was aware of them but didn’t investigate them closely for several reasons until recently.
Both are free and Library extension is the only legal browser extension I know that supports users finding both print and ebooks, while Open Access Helper is a rare extension that not only supports article finding at an article level but also provides proxy support at a domain level and works on iOS.”
Read more here.