Tools & apps
Take your information and library skills to the next level by trying these handy tools to get access to Library resources quicker.
Install the Bond Library Self Service Loans app to borrow items directly at the shelves.
It works on both iOS and Android devices and is easy to use. Sign in with your Bond network account.
Or scan the QR code here to install.
You can also browse the Library's website and use Library Search from the "My Library" tab in the app. This is really convenient to use the floor map in Library Search to locate the item on the shelf, and then use the "Borrow" tab to borrow it immediately.
LibKey Nomad is a browser extension which allows instant PDF download of articles from hundreds of scholarly sites, as well as wikipedia.
Once the LibKey Nomad extension is installed it will automatically search for PDF access from library subscribed electronic resources and Open Access content from Unpaywall. The Download PDF button will appear next to article citations or if full text isn't available an Access Options button will appear which will allow you to place a Document Delivery request for the item.
Go to the Chrome Web Store to install the LibKey Nomad extension on your Chrome browser. LibKey Nomad can now be installed on other browsers including Edge And Firefox. Go to Download LibKey Nomad to install. After installation, open the extension and choose Bond University from the list of institutions to ensure you get full-text access.
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.
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:
- Go to Google Scholar
- Open the settings
- Select Library Links
- Search for 'Bond Library'
- Tick 'Bond University Library - Find It @Bond'
- 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:
- Go to Google Scholar
- Open the settings
- Select Button
- 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.
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.
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:
- Base URL: https://librarysearch.bond.edu.au/openurl/61BOND_INST/61BOND_INST:BOND?
- Authentication URL (used in Endnote): https://ezproxy.bond.edu.au/login?url=
Copy and paste these into your reference manager settings.