Information tools & apps

Take your information and library skills to the next level by getting your devices ready for ebooks and trying these handy tools to get access to Library resources quicker.

Tools & apps


Bond University Library has over 210,000 eBooks available to students and staff. The eBook collection covers a range of disciplines as well as general interest topics.

Get ready for ebooks with this guide covering the basics of finding, downloading and printing eBooks. It includes instructions for using our main eBook provider ProQuest Ebook Central, and the apps you will need.

Get Started with eBooks

Use BrowZine to browse through journals on your subject area and save journals or articles to your personal bookshelf. 

BrowZine is designed to emulate the experience of reading a print journal. Rather than searching for articles on a topic, BrowZine displays articles in journals by issue. BrowZine is ideal for people who have favourite journals they read regularly.

BrowZine features include:

  • Browsing articles in your favourite journals (including introductions from the editor, research, commentary, reviews, etc.)
  • Save your favourite journals to your own personal virtual bookshelf
  • Export citations to EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.

BrowZine is also available as an app from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Browse Journals

You can access items held by Bond Library by using the Library Links feature available within Google Scholar. Follow the instructions below to set up access:

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Open the settings
  3. Select Library Links
  4. Search for 'Bond Library'
  5. Tick 'Bond University Library - Find It @Bond'
  6. Click Save

Now when you search Google Scholar you will see the 'Find It @Bond' link when full text is available by Bond Library, click this link to be taken to the full text.

Google Scholar also has a citation lookup button for your browser called Scholar Button. With Scholar Button you can use a citation you find anywhere online, highlight part or all of the citation and when you click the Scholar Button it will search for the item in Google Scholar. If you have set up Bond Library in the Library Links the 'Find It @Bond' link will be displayed when full text is available from Bond Library. To install Scholar Button, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Open the settings
  3. Select Button
  4. Install Scholar Button on your browser (Chrome, Firefox or Safari)

This ezyproxy bookmarklet will give you access to journals and other subscription-only content from off-campus or the wireless network with one click via Bond Library. If you access content via Library Search or the electronic resources page, you won't need to use this tool as those sources already know about ezproxy. But, if you have discovered content from Google, or Twitter, or someone has emailed you a link this tool will make it easy to get to the full text.

Read via Bond Library

Drag this button to your bookmark toolbar to reload a pay-walled content page via the Library's ezproxy authentication. This will reload the page, ask you to authenticate via the off-campus login and then pass you through to the full text content if it is in the Library collection of e-resources. There are a few e-resources that do not use ezproxy, but the majority will work.

Download the Library Search Plugin from the Chrome Web Store to search Library Search, PubMed or Google Scholar from any webpage you are on.

There are two options for using the plugin:

1. Highlight text on your webpage, right click and select a search option from the 'Search with Library Search Plugin' menu. You will then be taken to a results page for your search.

2. Click the Library Search Plugin icon in your browser, enter your keywords, select your search option and click Search. You will then be taken to a results page for your search.

Add this bookmarklet to your browser bookmarks to quickly search the Library catalogue next time you find a useful book in Amazon and other online bookstores. This bookmarklet generates an ISBN (international standard book number) search in the library catalogue. The search opens in a new window. If you click the bookmarklet when you are not on a website with ISBNs in the address no action will occur.

Library Lookup ISBN

Tools such as Endnote and other reference managers can be configured to locate via Library Search, full text from citation data. The details you may need to configure are:

Copy and paste these into your reference manager settings.

Get full text directly via Endnote

Learn how to set up Endnote so that you can find full text directly from your citations.