How does it work?
This browser extension displays an icon in the browser toolbar. This sort of works like a traffic light. When this icon is green ( ), you are logged in. When the icon is grey ( ), it's inactive. Is it yellow ( ), then the extension has a message or tip for you. Via the popup window you can login to databases, open e-books and view or request articles. When you haven't logged in yet, you are send to the Rotterdam University login page, or SurfConext.
Only for access
The main purpose of this extension is to give you access to information. Getting your search strategy right and processing information is still your responsibility.
In the Settings (gear icon) you can find the following options:
- Your institution: Select "Hogeschool Rotterdam" here. Normally you can't use the profiles of other libraries.
- Add extra institute: when you work or study at another school or university, you can add it here (when available).
- Text size
- Floating button position: optional floating button for accessing the extension.
- Show timer and close extension automatically: Popup messages close automatically. You can turn this off if you want.
- Notifications: Don't want certain notifications? Your can configure it here.
- Integrations: Turn scite_ buttons on or off.
Do you find certain popup messages distracting? In advanced settings you can select what you want to see and what you don't. Also you can disable the scite_ and ToC buttons if you want.
What about my privacy?
You are anonymous
You can use the Library Access extension completely anonymously. The extension doesn't gather personal information. It also doesn't store your IP address or the unique identifier of your computer.
Access to databases
Of course, even without the extension you can get access to our databases from home. Go to the database overview for this. Hint: use the filter options to limit the list to the type of information you need.
Access to the full-text article
Apart from the full-text functionality that the extension has, you can also contact the author of an article. When you ask politely, they will often send you the (pre-publish) full-text version of an article. When you can't find an e-mail address, try the following: