(Nov 6/09) Hello, this is in regards to e-library usage. It would be EXTREMELY convenient if new windows opened when accessing resources/databases (in particular from health science library databases). If we are trying to use a resource (example, COCHRANE, OVID etc) the window opens in your current Mac session, meaning when you are finished you cannot return to Main Mcmaster/health science resources page without hitting the back button over and over and over again (which is often not possible or feasoble based on the number of references/results viewed). This leaves us to re-enter Mac homepage, then re-enter and log into libaccess, and start the whole process over again when we need to access a new database/resource.
Is this something that is in the works? Or am i missing something here?
OK, so here is a solution which you can use to open a link in a new window. Instead of left clicking to open the link, right click instead (or the reverse if you use a left-handed mouse as I do). A menu should appear with the option "Open in New Window" or "Open Link in New WIndow". Be sure that "libaccess.lib.mcmaster.ca" still appears in the URL in the new window; some browser settings lose the proxy access when they open a new window. I hope this makes your searching more efficient, and saves your finger and your back button!
Answered by: Liz Bayley (Director, Health Sciences Library),bannisl
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