Proxy Bookmarklet

The proxy bookmarklet lets you reload a web page through the Library's proxy server. Using the bookmarklet, you can access resources that the U of I library subscribes to from off-campus locations by clicking on the proxy bookmark and logging in with your NetID and password.  The page will refresh and grant you immediate access to resources if they are subscribed to by the U of I LIbrary.

Firefox

Right-click on the following link: Proxy Bookmarklet for Firefox, then select the "Bookmark This Link" option. When you use Firefox to access a restricted library e-resource from an off-campus location, click the "Proxy bookmarklet", you will be redirected through the campus sign-on page and then be returned to the resource with access as if you were on campus.

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  1. In Firefox, right-click on this link: Proxy Bookmarklet for Firefox, then select the "Bookmark This Link" option.
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  2. The "New Bookmark" box pops up, name the bookmarklet and select which folder you want to add it in, then click the "Save" button.
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  3. When you use Firefox to access a restricted library e-resource from an off-campus location, you'll be asked to log in or pay for viewing the full text
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  4. Click the "Display your bookmarks" button (a star in a grey box with down arrow next to it), select the Proxy Bookmarklet that you saved ("Proxy Bookmarklet for Firefox" in the example below)
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  5. The page will refresh and you'll be asked to go through the Illinois Login process, enter you NetID and Active Directory (AD) password, then click the Login button
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  6. You'll be redirected back to the page you were viewing and now you have full access to the article/journal
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Google Chrome

Drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar: Proxy Bookmarklet for Chrome. When you use Chrome to access a restricted library e-resource from an off-campus location, click the "Proxy bookmarklet", you will be redirected through the campus sign-on page and then be returned to the resource with access as if you were on campus.

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  1. In Chrome, press "Ctrl+Shift+B" to turn on the bookmarks bar, or click the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" icon in the upper right corner, select "Bookmarks", and then click "Show bookmarks bar"
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  2. Drag this link to the bookmarks bar: Proxy Bookmarklet for Chrome
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  3. When you use Google Chrome to access a restricted library e-resource from an off-campus location, you'll be asked to log in or pay for viewing the full text
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  4. Click the Proxy Bookmarklet, the page will refresh and you'll be asked to go through the Illinois Login process, enter you NetID and Active Directory (AD) password, then click the Login button
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  5. You'll be redirected back to the page you were viewing and now you have full access to the article/journal
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Internet Explorer

Right-click on this link: Proxy Bookmarklet for Internet Explorer, then select the "Add to Favorites..." option. When you use Internet Explorer to access a restricted library e-resource off-campus, click the "Proxy bookmarklet". You will be redirected through the campus sign-on page and then be returned to the resource with access as if you were on campus.

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  1. Right click on this link: Proxy Bookmarklet for Internet Explorer, then select the "Add to Favorites..." option
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  2. The "Add a Favorite" window pops up, change the bookmark name to something you prefer, and select a folder to create the bookmark in, then click the "Add" button
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  3. When you use Internet Explorer to access a restricted library e-resource from an off-campus location, you'll be asked to log in or pay for viewing the full text
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  4. Click the "View Favorites" button in the upper right corner (the star icon) or go to "Favorites" if you have Menu Bar turned on, select the Proxy bookmarklet you saved ("Proxy Bookmarklet for Internet Explorer" in our example)
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  5. The page will refresh and you'll be asked to go through the Illinois Login process, enter you NetID and Active Directory (AD) password, then click the Login button
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  6. You'll be redirected back to the page you were viewing and now you have full access to the article/journal
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Safari

Drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar: Proxy Bookmarklet for Safari. When you use Safari to access a restricted library e-resource from an off-campus location, click the "Proxy" bookmarklet. You will be redirected through the campus sign-on page and then be returned to the resource with access as if you were on campus.

Step by step instruction with screenshots (click to expand or collapse)

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  1. In Safari, press "Command+Shift+B" (or Ctrl+Shift+B in Windows) to turn on the bookmarks bar
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  2. Drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar: Proxy Bookmarklet for Safari
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  3. A dialog box pops up and asks you to enter a name for the bookmark (we'll use "U of I Proxy" as example)
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  4. Proxy Bookmarklet appears in your Safari bookmark toolbar (it looks the same as a regular bookmark)
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  5. When you use Safari to access a restricted library e-resource from an off-campus location, you'll be asked to log in or pay for viewing the full text
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  6. Click the Proxy Bookmarklet ("U of I Proxy" in our example), the page will refresh and you'll be asked to go through the Illinois Login process, enter you NetID and Active Directory (AD) password, then click the Login button
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  7. You'll be redirected back to the page you were viewing and now you have full access to the article/journal
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iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

In iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, copy this line of text: javascript:void(location.href=%22http://www.library.illinois.edu/proxy/go.php?url=%22+location.href)

Bookmark this page or any page, then tap the Bookmarks button to edit the new bookmark, paste the text you just copied, then tap "Bookmarks" and then "Done". When you use your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to access a restricted library e-resource from an off-campus location, tap the proxy bookmarklet that you saved. You will be redirected through the campus sign-on page and then be returned to the resource with access as if you were on campus.

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  1. Tap to highlight the following line of text, then select "Copy"
    javascript:void(location.href=%22http://www.library.illinois.edu/proxy/go.php?url=%22+location.href)
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  2. Tap the "Share or Save" button and choose "Bookmark" to save the page
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  3. Tap "Save" to add the bookmark
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  4. Tap the "Bookmarks" button and then tap the "Edit" button
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  5. Select the new bookmark that you just added
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  6. Tap the "x" icon in the URL field to delete everything in it, then paste the text you just copied, and tap "Bookmarks" button, then "Done" to finish editing the new bookmark.
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  7. When you use your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to access a restricted library e-resource from an off-campus location, you'll be asked to log in or pay for viewing the full text
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  8. Go to the "Bookmarks" icon and tap the Proxy Bookmarklet that you saved, the page will refresh and you'll be asked to go through the Illinois Login process, enter you NetID and Active Directory (AD) password, then click the Login button
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  9. You'll be redirected back to the page you were viewing and now you have full access to the article/journal
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Other Browsers

If you prefer using a browser that is not listed above, please see the CitationLinker or LibX Toolbar for how to access library electronic resources from an off-campus location.

 

For Additional Assistance

Please contact the Library IT Help Desk at 217-244-4688 if you have any question about the proxy bookmarklets.

 

All Bookmarklets adapted courtesy of the University of Michigan Library MLibrary Labs