University Journal Remote Access via Proxy Script for Safari on macOS
Save this little guy wherever, and then use it whenever you're browsing for some journals.
For example, if I save this to
~/Scripts, then to access
The URL: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/341/6151/1235367 (Hsiang, S. M., Burke, M., & Miguel, E. (2013). Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict. Science, 341(6151), 1235367–1235367. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1235367)
osascript ~/Scripts/TUDelft_Safari_proxy_URL.scpt in Terminal, hit ENTER on your keyboard, and the script will take care of the rest :) The Terminal window needs to be in the same desktop (i.e. Spaces window) as Safari to work properly.
- This script simply uses the
.tudelft.idm.oclc.orgproxy, so it of course requires that you have a TU Delft NetID with an active library subscription to work! See more here: https://www.jrwang.ca/2016/06/12/connectivity-tricks-for-students/
- This proxy doesn't work for Nature, ScienceDirect (Elsevier), and some other publications for some reason, so you might have to resort to the VPN.
- Obviously, you can change the proxy domain in line 17 to another, like
.login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.cafor the University of Alberta's service, which happens to work instead of the VPN.
- This has only been tested on macOS 10.14 Mojave. Your mileage may vary.