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McMaster University Libraries is pleased to offer Lean Library, a browser extension which simplifies your off-campus access to e-resources provided by the Libraries, and many other features for both on and off campus. Once installed, the extension will bring McMaster Libraries to you anywhere, anytime. Using Lean Library means spending less time searching and more time reading.
Its key features include:
Lean Library work with all major browsers (Chrome, FireFox, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Safari), and a mobile app version called Academic Browser is also available for iOS.
Step 1: Download and install the extension: https://download.leanlibrary.com/mcmaster.
Step 2: Select McMaster Unviersity.
Notes: Go to Advanced Settings anytime if you want to personalize your experience with Lean.
Step 3: Happy searching! When off-campus, Lean Library will let you know when you are on a website that the library has access to.
Step 4: Click on "Get Access" and login with your MacID on the McMaster authentication page.
The Access feature prompts you to log in to access e-resources off campus, regardless of how you arrive at an e-resource: following a URL, a DOI, or a Google search that leads you to a publisher's site. Once Lean identifies the e-resource as licensed, the browser extension will light up and you will be prompted to "Get Access" by logging with your MacID.
The Alternatives feature finds you articles and ebooks provided by the Libraries at other locations, and Open Access alternatives for e-resources not licensed, or directs you to interlibrary loan if no alternatives are found.