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Access electronic resources

Tip and advice for accessing Monash electronic resources for your study and research.

Expert tips from our librarians

Browser settings

Eresources are best accessed using Monash supported browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

You may experience reduced functionality with other browsers.

Some eresources use pop-up windows to display information. If your browser blocks pop-up messages, this may prevent some eresources from working properly.

Beyond the basics

Optimise your eresource access using customised search tools.

Bookmarklets are a useful tool for accessing licensed eresources when you search over the internet, outside of Library Search. The Library’s OpenAthens bookmarklet lets you access full-text content through its eresources gateway.
To create the Monash OpenAthens bookmarklet, drag and drop the Access via Monash button below to your browser's bookmark bar.

Access via Monash

What is it and why do I need to know about it? OpenAthens is an authentication service that links your Monash account with the Library’s licensed online resources. It allows Library users to easily access eresources through single-sign on. Most of the time you won’t need to know about OpenAthens; however, on some eresources sites like JSTOR, you might be asked to sign in using OpenAthens.
When you see the term “full text” it means you can access the full article, rather than just an abstract which provides a brief summary of the article. If the Library has an active subscription to the specific eresource you’re seeking, it means you can get full text access and view, save or print the full article.


Step-by-step instructions

Configure Google Scholar to automatically check for full text access. Follow our step-by-step instructions.

Follow our step-by-step instructions to access these databases: