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Bookmarklet Installation

For most browsers, simply drag this link, Caltech Library Proxy, to your Bookmarks or Favorites toolbar.

For Internet Explorer and Firefox, you can also right-click on the link and select "Bookmark This Link" (Internet Explorer) or "Add to Favorites" (Firefox).  Internet Explorer might prompt you with a warning "You are adding a favorite that might not be safe.  Do you want to continue?".  Click "Yes" to continue.

If you're using Safari on an iPad, see our ipad instructions.


Using the bookmarklet

If you're off-campus and want to view a journal article, you can use the proxy bookmarklet to gain access. Simply browse to the article or database you're interested in, click the bookmarklet and enter your Caltech IMSS username and password.

This will not work for all publishers and vendors, so if the bookmarklet fails to give you access to a journal you know we subscribe to, use the Find E-journals page instead.


  • The bookmarklet will not work if you have javascript disabled in your browser.
  • The bookmarklet doesn't work properly with GeoScienceWorld
  • The bookmarklet doesn't work properly with Nature.

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