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Ursus Libraries Proxy Bookmarklet

The Ursus Libraries Proxy Bookmarklet allows you to quickly and easily access restricted journal articles and other electronic resources found when doing research outside of the University's collection. For example, if you are doing your research via Google, find a link to a resource that is only available through a paid site, such as a restricted access ejournal, the proxy bookmarklet will reload the page through the University's proxy server and then return you back to your journal site as an authenticated user, assuming your campus library has access to that particular resource.

To install the proxy bookmarklet on your desktop or laptop computer, see instructions below.


Internet Explorer: You might see a security alert that the "favorite may not be safe", although it is. Click "yes" to continue.

Mozilla/Firefox: Google Chrome: Generall, the proxy bookmarklet is compatible with most browsers that use and authorize javascript.

How to use the Proxy Bookmarklet

1. After you have installed the proxy bookmarklet, navigate to a webpage that is restricted.

2. Click on the proxy bookmarklet in your browser's toolbar. You will be redirected through the proxy server where you may be asked to enter your last name and barcode. After logging in, you will be returned to your original web site with authenticated access, if your library subscribes to that resource.