What are Library browser extensions?

Answered By: Geraldine O'Beirn
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2022     Views: 17

Library browser extensions can be installed on your browser to help you find access to full text content when you are searching directly on a publisher website.

We recommend Lean Library browser extension, which will assist you in accessing our full text licensed subscribed resources or Open Access content.  Where there is no subscription or no available OA full text, the Lean Library pop up will display the option for Requesting an Inter Library Loan
*Please note that the procedure for requesting Inter Library Loans varies according to your user category. 

We also have QUB Library Proxy/EZproxy Bookmarklet which you can install in your browser if you are accessing eresources directly on a publisher's site off campus.

EndNote Click is an extension that integrates on the webpage and provides a button overlay when a full text PDF is available. Users are provided with online storage space for PDFs and can affiliate themselves with their institution library to gain access to institutional subscriptions. 


Open Access browser extensions include:

CORE Discovery extension for Chrome provides access to full text open access papers.

Unpaywall extension for Chrome and Firefox provides legal access to peer-reviewed journal articles.

OA Helper designed to help access OA articles, using APIs from and

Open Access Button extension for Chrome provides access to free, legal research articles delivered instantly or automatically requested from authors.

Google Scholar Button is a Chrome extension. It can affiliate with institution which means that the link resolver will also appear as part of the extension, allowing the reader to access library subscription holdings and OA resources. An explanation of how to affiliate with QUB Library is documented on How to set up Google Scholar links from home.



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