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EZproxy: Browser bookmarklet

Information about EZproxy, and instructions for creating bookmarklets.

How to Access Online Resources

There are three ways to connect to library resources from off-campus.

  1. Go to OskiCatDatabases A-Z list, eJournals (UC eLinks) list, and other library websites to look up licensed (subscribed) resources. Links listed on these sites prompt users to login with CalNet.
  2. To access licensed (subscribed) library resources found via non-UCB sites such as Google, Google Scholar, email links, Twitter, etc, you can add the EZProxy bookmarklet to your browser. Then, whenever you land on a licensed library resource, select your EZproxy bookmarklet to enable CalNet.
  3. You can also download the campus VPN (Virtual Private Network) client to access license resources. 

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

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.

No authentication needed

No further authentication needed if you are

  • logged into a computer connected to a UC Berkeley IP address
  • connecting via AirBears or eduroam
  • using a public workstation in a UC Berkeley Library
  • Or connected via the VPN

More on EZProxy

The EZProxy bookmarklet adds the library's EZProxy prefix to a URL. Use it to license library resources from off campus.

To set up the EZProxy you will need to make sure your browser is configured to:

  • Allow pop-up windows.
  • Accept third-party cookies.
  • Enable javascript.

The bookmarklet can be added iOS, Android and most browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE.

Drag the EZproxy UCB link to your browser's Bookmark toolbar.

EZproxy UCB

If you used to log in via the old proxy be sure to disable it on your browser. Consult Remove the old proxy from a browser guide for instructions.

Video tutorial

Many thanks to Piedmont College for allowing us to re-use their excellent EZproxy guide.

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