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Library Resources for DNP Students: Access to Electronic Resources (On and Off Campus / EZproxy)

Access to Electronic Resources (On and Off Campus / EZproxy)

Use of Penn Libraries licensed resources is generally restricted to current students, faculty, and staff.  Most licensing arrangements restrict the access we can provide to other library users. Visitors to the library are invited to use the Franklin Catalog and Articles+, although access to many of the linked online resources is restricted.  See also: Restrictions on the Use of 'Penn Only' Networked Resources.

Access: To access licensed resources, you must be able to authenticate yourself with your PennKey and password AND have an affiliation with Penn that permits access to licensed resources.

Problems: If you cannot authenticate, you do not have access to licensed resources. Access is determined by your school or department at Penn.  Please contact the Head of Access Services at accessvp@pobox.upenn.edu for additional help.

Alumni: If you are a Penn alum, see Alumni Services.


On Campus  

If you are on-campus and using a wireless network, you must use AirPennNet to access Library e-resources.


Off Campus / EZproxy

The Penn Libraries use EZproxy to allow Penn students, faculty, and staff to access subscription databases, ejournals, and ebooks from off-campus.  To use EZproxy:

  1. You need to be able to authenticate yourself with your PennKey/password and be authorized to use licensed resources. Test your access through EZproxy now by following this link. When you login with your PennKey and password, the library proxy server provides a campus IP address to the requested resource so that access is enabled. You should only have to entered your information once per session.
  2. Your browser must accept cookies. The EZproxy cookie is not used to track your use, but only to let the proxy server monitor your authenticated status. This cookie will disappear when you exit your browser. If you share a computer, it is important that you exit the browser so the authentication cookie expires. See Optimal Browser Settings.
  3. Access from behind firewalls can be a problem. EZproxy uses IP ports in the range of 2048 - 13000. If you are accessing restricted resources from behind a firewall that does not allow access to these IP ports, you will NOT be able to use EZproxy.

See also:  Commonly Reported Problems and Solutions and Three Steps that Resolve Many Problems.

 

EZproxy Browser Bookmarklet

Most electronic resources can be accessed from the Penn Library website through PennKey authentication.  However, in cases where you go directly to a publisher's site without having logged in ("proxied") as a Penn user, you will not be recognized as having access.  For these cases, the EZproxy Browser Bookmarklet will allow you to log in without first going back to the Penn Library web site.

Once added you will see UPenn Proxy in your menu bar. Click on UPenn Proxy and the proxy prefix is added to the URL and the work, if Penn has access, will be accessible. Instructions for adding the bookmarklet are below. 

Add the Browser Bookmarklet

Firefox - Right-click on this link: EZproxy and select the "Bookmark This Link":

 

Google Chrome - Drag this link: EZproxy to your bookmarks toolbar.
 

Internet Explorer - Right-click on this link: EZproxy and select the "Add to Favorites..." option.

 

Edge - Right-click on this link: EZproxy and select the "Add to reading list" option.

 

Safari - Drag this link: EZproxy to your bookmarks toolbar:

  A browser may warn you that the link may be unsafe, but this is okay, go ahead and add it.

For voice readers

According to our knowledge, there is no easier way to add the bookmarklet to your browser. If you are using Google Chrome, please follow the instructions below.

  • Navigate menubar, click tab Bookmarks, and then choose BookMark Manager in the sublist.
  • In the BookMarks page, click Organize pop up button, and then choose Add new bookmark menu item.
  • In the Name text field, enter "UPenn Proxy".
  • In the URL text field, please copy and paste the following javascript code javascript:void(location.href=%22https://proxy.library.upenn.edu/login?url=%22+location.href)
  • Finally, click Save button.

If you are using Safari, please follow the instructions below.

  • Navigate menubar, click tab Bookmarks, and then choose Add BookMark in the sublist.
  • Rename bookmark "UPenn Proxy", save.
  • Navigate menubar, click tab Bookmarks again, and choose Show BookMark this time.
  • Enter the bookmark table, right-click the bookmark you just created, and choose Edit Address option.
  • In the URL text field, please copy and paste the following javascript code javascript:void(location.href=%22https://proxy.library.upenn.edu/login?url=%22+location.href)
  • Finally, click Done button.