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Off-Campus Access

What is the EzProxy Bookmarklet?

The best way to access licensed electronic resources is through the links to resources on the library website and in the catalog. If you want to use your own bookmarked URLs, this bookmarklet will proxy licensed resources for you.

You may have found a database link from a search engine such as Google or received an email from your favorite database provider in your mailbox. If the url does not contain it will probably not work for you.

The bookmarklet solves this problem by allowing you to sign in and prove that you are a valid University of Missouri user. 

Installing the EzProxy Bookmarklet

Instructions on installing the bookmarklet in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, & IE can be found here.

Best Practices & Using the Bookmarklet

Using the Bookmarklet

If you have a database URL in your browser that doesn’t contain, you can identify yourself as a valid University of Missouri user by clicking on the remote access bookmarklet in your list of bookmarks.  This will redirect you to a page where you can login with your username and gain access to licensed content.

Best Practices

  • For best results log into the proxy either before you run the search or on the results page. There can be issues with using the back button to get back to the results page
    • If you log in to the proxy after clicking on an article, just use the "Back to Search Results" button instead of the back button
  • Do not use this with Web of Science

Common Bookmarklet Errors

The bookmarklet will attempt to proxy any website, whether we license that content or not.  If you receive a “Remote Access Error” when you use the bookmarklet on a URL, the most common reasons  are:

  1. The content is freely available and hence not proxied for off-campus use.  Don’t use the bookmarklet for this content.  If you are unsure, check the catalog or fill out the Remote Access Error form noting the title of the resource you need and we’ll let you know if we license it.
  2. The content is not licensed by University of Missouri.  It could be that we have the journal in question, but from a different vendor. For example University of Missouri does not license anything at the site All our American Psychological Association content is provided by EBSCO.  In this case check Findit@MU for journals we have access to.
  3. (Least common) The content is licensed to University of Missouri but has recently moved or otherwise is not proxied correctly.  Report this using the form on the Remote Access Error page noting what resource you are trying to access.