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Almost all online journals and databases available through the Library limit access to the University of Chicago network. When off-campus, IT Services' proxy server allows you to connect to these resources.
There are a variety of ways to do this:
View the 90 second video below to learn how to access library resources off campus.
The ProxyIt! bookmarklet will reload a page to use IT Services proxy server. Install this button in your browser to get access to Library resources from off campus.
LibKey Nomad is a browser extension for Chrome. It works with our FindIt service to identify publisher websites where the Library has licensed access. Because it uses FindIt, you can be sure that you are able to access an article, even if you aren't using a link from the Library. Learn more and get a link to install it on the LibKey Nomad guide
Virtual Private Network (VPN) software creates a secure connection to the campus network and gives you access to all resources that are limited to campus access. It requires you to install and configure software rather than using links in your browser.