How it works
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. A bookmarklet is like a browser extension but more lightweight and can be used on any browser that supports bookmarks, including mobile browsers.
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.
Add the bookmarklet as described below (Installing the Bookmarklet) or manually add the Penn Proxy prefix to the front of the URL.
Add the proxy prefix https://proxy.library.upenn.edu/login?url= before the publisher provided URL.
A Digital Object Identifier or DOI is a persistent identifier used to identify unique objects.
Enter https://proxy.library.upenn.edu/login?url= followed by http://dx.doi.org/ before the DOI.
Installing the EZproxy bookmarklet varies depending on the browser used. In general, add the EZproxy link to an always visible Bookmarks or Favorites Toolbar, usually by dragging it into the toolbar. Below are specific instructions for some of the more popular browsers.
Mobile devices (phones and tablets)
The easy way
Install the bookmarklet on your computer browser and then sync your bookmarks from your computer browser with the mobile version of the browser on your mobile device. This works for both Apple and Android mobile devices and most major browsers.
The less easy way
Apple iOS devices