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Proxy it! Bookmarklet

Off-campus? Being denied access to a journal or other resource? Try proxying it! If the Libraries subscribe, it might let you in.

Install it:

Firefox icon Chrome icon Safari iconIn Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar: Proxy it!

Internet Explorer DownloadIn Internet Explorer, right-click on this link and select "Add to Favorites..." (you may receive a Security Alert warning that the favorite may not be safe, click on "Yes" to continue); choose where in your Favorites you wish to save the bookmarklet and then click on "OK": Proxy it!

Use it:
Then, whenever you're off-campus and being denied access, click on your Proxy it! bookmarklet while still on that page, to redirect the URL you are on through the proxy; if you haven't already signed in during that browser session you will be prompted for your WUSTL Key, then on to the original URL. That's it!

Note:

  • You must have Javascript turned on in your web browser in order for the Proxy it! bookmarklet to work.
  • It should work for most proxied sites, but may fail on a few sites. If you encounter one of these, you'll have to access the site from the Library website, probably via the Search Resources box on the library homepage, or the eJournal and eBook Holdings page, or search for the journal in the Classic Catalog, and find the article from scratch.

If you wish to put 'proxied' URLs into Blackboard or Ares, please see Directing Links Through the Proxy Server for information.

Only sites which have been registered in the proxy server can be successfully referred through it. If you get the 'Problem with Proxy Server' page, fill in your email address and Submit. We'll investigate, and see if we can get it to work, and contact you.

Credit for this bookmarklet is due David Champion, University of Chicago. His page is here: Web Proxy - Configuration.