u:access at the University of Vienna
People with an account at the university of Vienna can use u:access to download papers from certain subscription only scientific journals. This can be done by looking for a given paper via u:find, or by directly using the u:access proxy. This is easily done by modifying the URL of the page of the paper: replace
- in the domain part, and append
.uaccess.univie.ac.at, still to the domain part. For example
Once connected, you are redirected to the same page, but this time your are “logged in”. If the university has a subscription for this journal, you can download the paper.
This is relatively easy but a bit tedious, so one can use this u:access bookmarklet. Just drag it to your bookmarks bar and click on it when you are on the paper’s page. The redirection should happen automatically. This should work better than the bookmarklet provided on the u:access homepage, which does not escape the URL used for the redirection.
Without u:access, one can still try the unpaywall database and its Firefox extension.
The web page
Introduction to Jekyll
I gave small introduction to Jekyll at the University of Vienna, slides are available.
Make Terrence Tao’s blog more readable
Here what it looks like (right), compared to the original (left):