While the UC Berkeley Library provides access to thousands of online resources (ejournals, ebooks, databases, etc.) most of them are only available to authorized users (current faculty, students and staff and, in most cases, on-site visitors).
Without the right set up that allows you to authenticate, you will be locked out of these resources.
There are three ways to connect to library resources from off-campus.
No further authentication is needed if you are:
EZproxy allows UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff to access licensed (subscribed) library resources from off-campus. When you click on a link to a licensed resource that has been configured for EZproxy, you will be prompted to authenticate. You will be prompted to enter your CalNet information, or your PIN / Cal 1 card number.
Terms and conditions for online resources generally prohibit users from systematic or programmatic downloading, downloading entire issues of journals, or from transmitting licensed content to unauthorized users (i.e. posting an article on a publicly available website). For more information see: Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions for Electronic Resources.