Browser extensions provide links to open access versions of a document while browsing.
Lean Library by the provider SAGE publishing can be downloaded and installed without special permissions. We recommend the browser extension to UZH members of the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Law, Theology and Business, Economics and Informatics.
When searching the Internet, Lean Library recognizes when the user reaches a website with content licensed to UZH. If he/she is outside the UZH network, Lean Library enables the connection to the product to be established so that it can be used. Lean Library can find journal articles as well as e-books. In this way, Lean Library supports UZH members in accessing licensed content from home.
SAGE has improved the pop-up for the Lean Library (the update is currently available for all major browsers except Safari). An important improvement is the menu at the top right of the pop-up, where the feature can be deactivated at any time and reactivated if required. Behind the cogwheel, various other setting options are hidden.
You can find instructions on the website of the Zentralbibliothek Zürich: How Lean Library works
We recommend LibKey Nomad by Third Iron for UZH members of the Faculties of Medicine, Science, and Vetsuisse. The extension is suitable for searching scientific and medical journal articles.
Insert the title of the text you are looking for in quotation marks to obtain hits that correspond exactly to the syntactical structure you had entered. Ex:
"problematic use of the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic."
The CORE Discovery and BASE search engines specialize in open access versions of articles.
If you have no access to the full text via our E-Library, you can order the article using the order form of the University Library Zurich (UB) and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich (ZB). Requirement for using this service is a registration with SLSP.