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Shortcut to Licensed Content

Lane Gateway to Licensed Content

Bookmark on other websites

Bookmark on Lane
  • Select "Add to Favorites" (click “Continue” if you see a security alert)
  • From the "Create in" menu, select “Links” (IE7) or “Favorites Bar” (IE8, IE9) to install
  • Once installed it will look like this
  • Click "Bookmark on Lane" to bookmark any webpage
  • Your saved bookmark will appear on this page

Shortcut for iPhone

Lane Gateway to Licensed Content

  • Drag this button to your Safari bookmarks bar
  • Open iTunes and sync your iPhone; make sure "Sync Safari Bookmarks" under iPhone Info tab is selected
  • To invoke the bookmarklet on your iPhone, open Safari and tap the "Bookmarks" icon
  • Tap "Bookmarks Bar"
  • Tap "Lane Proxy Bookmarklet"

What is it?

This shortcut (Lane proxy bookmarklet) gives you access to resources licensed by the library even when you're not coming from a Lane or a Stanford IP address.

While we'd like Lane to be your gateway to our licensed content, we recognize that links to books, articles and journals come from a variety of different sources (Google, your email, RSS reader, etc.).

Lane Proxy Bookmarklet in the Bookmarks Bar
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When installed, it will look your browser bookmark.

At the page you would like to proxy, click the "Lane Gateway to Licensed Content" to invoke it.

If Lane licenses that content, you'll get access as if you were on campus.

How does it work?

This shortcut (Lane proxy bookmarklet) is a combination of a browser bookmark and a JavaScript application. In other words, it's a bookmark that can be programmed to do things. The Lane proxy bookmarklet simply prepends the Lane proxy URL to the current URL in your browser.

This allows you to view the URL as though you were on campus, giving you access to materials licensed for use by the Stanford academic community.

If you're not authenticated, you'll be prompted for your SUNetID and password.

Don't see the Toolbar, Bookmarks, or Links or Favorites bar?

FireFox

From the "View" menu, select "Toolbars" & choose "Bookmarks Toolbar"

Safari

From the "View" menu, choose "Show Bookmarks Bar"

Chrome

From the "View" menu, choose "Always Show Bookmarks Bar"

Internet Explorer

IE controller bar
  • Right-click in a clear area near the browser address bar
  • In the menu, check a box next "Links" (IE7) or "Favorites" (IE8, IE9)
  • Managing IE Favorites

Caveats

This shortcut (Lane proxy bookmarklet) only works with resources Lane has licensed and configured to work with our proxy server.

If invoked on a resource we do not license and/or have not yet configured, you will see an error message:

The Lane proxy server cannot complete your request because this host has not been configured properly.

We make no attempt to configure our proxy server for every resource, only those we license and for which a Stanford IP address grants access.

Drag this button onto your browser toolbar to install.

  • Right click this button
  • Select "Add to Favorites", click "Continue" if you see a security alert
  • In "Create in" menu, select "Links" (IE7) or "Favorites Bar" (IE8, IE9) to install

Drag this button onto Safari Bookmarks bar to install.