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BIOS 20242: Principles of Physiology Instruction

Resources for students in the Principles of Physiology Instruction

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Science Librarians
Phone: 773-702-7715
Subjects: Physical Sciences

Accessing Electronic Resources Off Campus

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:

  • Use links from the Library web site. These are configured to route you through the proxy server and allow you to authenticate.
  • Use the Proxy It! bookmarklet. This lets you manually add the proxy server information when you arrive at a page from a link or web search without the proxy server.
  • Use the LibKey Nomad to find online availability through the University of Chicago Library FindIt! service.
  • Set Google Scholar to display University of Chicago Library FindIt! Links.
  • Use the Campus Virtual Private Network, cVPN.


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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.

  • In Chrome, Firefox or Safari, drag this ⇒ ProxyIt! ⇐ link to your bookmarks toolbar.
  • In Internet Explorer, right-click on this ⇒ ProxyIt! ⇐ link and select "Add to Favorites..." (you may receive a Security Alert warning that the favorite may not be safe, click on "Yes" to continue). Choose where in your Favorites  you wish to save the bookmarklet (usually the Links toolbar) and then click on "OK".

Once installed, anytime you go to a web page of one of our electronic resources, click the ProxyIt! Button and it will reroute the page through the proxy server so that you can login and access the material. You must have JavaScript enabled for the bookmarklet to work.

ProxyIt! for mobile devices

Mobile browsers need a little more work to add ProxyIt! Use the following steps, which we adapted from the University of Michigan Library.

These instructions are optimized for iOS and will work with the Safari browser.
Android security settings prevent it from working on Android devices.

Add ProxyIt! step by step

  1. Bookmark this page. Name it ProxyIt! or something similar.
  2. Copy the following piece of code to your clipboard
  3. Edit your bookmark
    Replace the URL with the code you copied. Be sure to remove any https://.
  4. Use your new bookmark. When you land on a page that needs the proxy, select the ProxyIt! bookmark and the page will reload.

    Try it now with    JSTOR