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Access e-resources from anywhere

Browsing e-resources on campus is easy. Most of our journal and database providers are able to detect that you are on campus, and give you access to the high-quality content that Penn provides.

Off-campus is another story. If you are looking for articles on the web by using Google Scholar or by going directly to a vendor's site, and you haven't logged in (or "proxied") as a Penn user, we've made a little button to help you log in without going all the way back to the Library web site.



The button is a page reloader. If you're looking at an article in a database, and it doesn't know you're a Penn Libraries patron, simply click the button, enter your Pennkey / Password, and you're in.

The button is a browser bookmark. Once it's added to your browser, access to these resources is one click away no matter where you are. Browse your resource first, find the content you need, click the bookmark to log in, and continue.



Each browser handles bookmarks a little differently. iPhone / iPad / iPod instructions are at the bottom. This functionality is not yet available to Android browsers.

Right-click the link below, and select the "Bookmark This Link":
UPenn Proxy

Google Chrome
Drag the link below to your bookmarks toolbar.
UPenn Proxy

Internet Explorer
Right-click this link:
UPenn Proxy
Select the "Add to Favorites..." option. Your browser may warn you that the link may be unsafe, but this is okay, go ahead and add it.

Drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar:
UPenn Proxy

iPhone / iPod / iPad

  • View this page on your iOS device.
  • Select and copy the text below:

  • Bookmark this page.
  • Name it something like "UPenn Proxy."
  • Save the bookmark.
  • Open the Bookmark Manager and edit the entry for "UPenn Proxy" (or whatever you named it).
  • Delete the web address below the bookmark name (all the text in the box starting with "http").
  • Paste the proxy text into the box.
  • Finish editing by pressing Done, then Done again.

The next time you're browsing a Penn-provided resource on your mobile device off-campus, simply click or tap your UPenn Proxy bookmark to sign in for Penn-provided access to that resource.

We have to say, this is all done with a major hat-tip to the University of Michigan MLibrary Labs. Thanks UMich! They have also made a great video tutorial. If you're having trouble picturing this service, take a look:


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