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EzProxy tools and etc.

What is this?

To allow off-campus access to Library-licensed resources, users must access it via a special (proxied) link that tells the web browser to use the Library Proxy Server.  But sometimes if users bookmark the page when they're on campus or didn't start their research from the Library website, they might end up with a normal (non-proxied) link that doesn't work off-campus.

How to tell?

Proxied Link  (a link like this should work off-campus) Normal Link × (a link like this won't work off-campus)
http://libdb.fairfield.edu/login?url=http://www.somedatabse.com/somearticle/23 http://www.somedatabse.com/somearticle/23
http://www.somedatabse.com.libdb.fairfield.edu/somearticle/23  

If you have a normal link, use this 2 tools below to turn it into a proxied link that will work off-campus

1. Proxy Link Generator: use this for an ad-hoc link creation e.g. when you need to send a link to yourself or a friend.

2. Proxy Bookmarklet: use this if you frequently run into an issue. You only need to add the bookmarklet to your browser once.

Proxy Link Generator

Create Proxy Link for Off-Campus Usage

Use this Link Generator to create 'proxied' links.

  • You do not need to do this for freely available sites (such as Google) or links that already begin with http://libdb.fairfield.edu....

1. Copy and paste your source URL here:

2. Click this button below:

 

3. Copy and use the resulting link

4. Or Click the button below to go to the newly created proxied link in box #3

 

This tool was originally developed by Washington University Libraries. Problems or comments with this tool? Let us know.

*This tool requires JavaScript enabled in your browser to work.

Proxy Bookmarklet

Drag this red bookmarklet to your browser Bookmark Bar ↑

Reload Page with Library Proxy

Once you have the bookmarklet installed, you can click it to reload current page / tab with Library Proxy Server

How to:

Internet Explorer

  1. First make sure the Favorites Bar is visible. Click on any part of the menu bar and check "Favorites Bar".
  2. Using your mouse, right click on the "Reload Page with Library Proxy". You may be presented with a security alert. This is because the bookmarklet contains JavaScript, click "Yes".
  3. Select Favorites Bar folder in drop-down box and click the "Add" button.

Firefox

  1. First make sure the Bookmarks Toolbar is visible. Right click on any part of the menu bar and check "Bookmarks Toolbar"
  2. Drag the "Reload Page with Library Proxy" link onto the Bookmarks Toolbar.

Chrome

  1. First make sure the Bookmarks Toolbar is visible. Click the spanner button at the far right of the menu bar. Then in the tools menu check "Always show bookmark bar"
  2. Drag the "Reload Page with Library Proxy" link onto the Bookmarks Toolbar.

Safari

  1. First make sure the Bookmarks Toolbar is visible. Click the gear button at the far right of the menu bar. Then check "Show Bookmarks Bar"
  2. Drag the "Reload Page with Library Proxy" link onto the Bookmarks Toolbar.