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.
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There are three ways to connect to library resources from off-campus.
No further authentication needed if you are
The EZProxy bookmarklet adds the library's EZProxy prefix to a URL. Use it to access library resources from off campus.
To set up the EZProxy you will need to make sure your browser is configured to:
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.
Note: Mac Mojave OS Chrome users will need to install an EZProxy extension.
For complete instructions go to: EZproxy guide
Here is a short (2 minute) video showing how to install and use the EZproxy bookmarklet. To save you the first couple of steps described in the video, here's the icon that you'll be dragging up to your browser toolbar:
Note: To install the EZproxy bookmarklet you must first be sure that the bookmarks toolbar is visible in your browser: