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 several ways to connect to library resources from off-campus.
No further authentication is needed if you are:
Libproxy 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 libproxy, you will be prompted to authenticate. You will be prompted to enter your CalNet information, or your PIN / Cal 1 card number.
Chrome: It is not possible to install the libproxy bookmarklet in Chrome on some Mac operating systems (e.g., Mojave and High Sierra). If you must use Chrome as your browser you will need to install an EZproxy browser extension. Search Google for "EZproxy extension."
Safari: It is possible to install the libproxy bookmarklet in Safari if your Mac OS is Mojave or High Sierra. Please consider using Safari as your browser.
It is not possible to install the libproxy bookmarklet in Edge. Please use IE, Chrome, or Firefox.
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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.