Passkey

Start your research anywhere on the web. Click once to connect to licensed resources.

The off-campus Passkey bookmarklet helps you connect to databases and journals without going through the library web site.

Anyone who works off-campus and starts their online research somewhere other than the library home page can use the bookmarklet tool by adding it to their browser.

If you find yourself on a web page that has access restrictions, click on the bookmarklet icon and you will be redirected to the Cornell Web log-in screen to check for your valid Cornell affiliation.

You will be automatically led to the page you were trying to read, this time recognized for your right to gain access to the library's licensed resources. The Passkey bookmarklet is a simple tool that will help your research process in most web browsers. Try it and tell us what you think.

Installation

Passkey bookmarklet

In Firefox, drag the icon to your bookmarks toolbar.

In Chrome, drag the icon to the bookmark toolbar (the bookmarks toolbar needs to be visible, you can try ctrl-shift-b to enable it).

In Internet Explorer, right-click the icon, add to Favorites.

For the iPad: In Settings/Safari, select Always Show Bookmarks Bar. Bookmark any page and add it to the Bookmarks Bar. Now edit the bookmark. Name it whatever you want, and then paste in the following (including the semicolon at the end):

javascript:void(location.href="http://encompass.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/checkIP.cgi?access=gateway_standard%25&url="+location.href);

Or add the direct link to your bookmarks or favorites on your favorite browser:

javascript:void(location.href=%22http://encompass.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/checkIP.cgi?access=gateway_standard%%25url=%22+location.href);

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