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Library Hacks

Your tech toolbox for using and sharing library resources.

OpenAthens Bookmarklet

Button:  OpenAthens

For Chrome Users

  • To install the OpenAthens Bookmarklet in Chrome, drag the button to your Bookmarks Bar.
  • If your bookmarks bar is hidden, go to the View menu option and select "Always Show Bookmarks Bar."
  • It is recommended that you put the bookmarklet somewhere prominent in the bar so it is easy to find and click while researching.
  • You can also edit and rename the bookmarklet.

For Firefox Users

  • To install the OpenAthens Bookmarklet in Firefox, right click on the button and select "Bookmark This Link" to add it to your bookmarks or drag the link to your Bookmarks Toolbar.
  • If your bookmarks toolbar is hidden, go to the View menu option, select "Toolbars" and check "Bookmarks Toolbar."
  • You can also edit and rename the bookmarklet.

For Safari Users

  • To install the OpenAthens Bookmarklet in Safari, drag the button to your Toolbar.
  • If your toolbar is hidden, go to the View menu option and select "Show Toolbar."
  • It is recommended that you put the bookmarklet somewhere prominent in the bar so it is easy to find and click while researching.
  • You can also edit and rename the bookmarklet.

For Internet Explorer Users

  • To install the OpenAthens Bookmarklet in Internet Explorer, right click on the button and select "Add to Favorites..." from the menu.
  • If a dialogue box asks you if you'd like to continue, click 'Yes.' In the 'Add a Favorite' options, choose the 'Create In' drop-down menu and select 'Favorites Toolbar.'
  • You can also rename the bookmarklet here if you want to. Click Add.

For iPad Users

  • To install the OpenAthens Bookmarklet on an iPad, in Safari save this page as a bookmark, then edit the bookmark to rename it to something more descriptive about it being a bookmarklet for OpenAthens, and paste the following JavaScript into the URL field:

javascript:void(location.href='https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url='+location.href);