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Library Proxy Link Builder

This tool allows on-campus users to create links to library content and resources for use off campus. Copy and past the URL of an article or other resource into the box and the tool will append our EZProxy URL codes to the front of the link, creating a link that off campus users can access with their Villanova username and password.

Please be sure to test your link before distributing. If the resulting link gives the error message:

"To allow link.com to be used in a starting point URL, your EZproxy administrator must first authorize the hostname of this URL in the config.txt file."

please contact Ref@Villanova.edu or your librarian for further assistance.


DOI Proxy Links

Use this tool to create a proxied link to an article from the DOI (Digital Object Identifier). This tool will only work if the library subscribes to the content via the original publisher. If you are unsure please use the DOI box of the Journal Finder page to access the article

To use the tool enter the DOI (example 10.123/12131) in the box an receive a correctly formatted and proxied link that can be used anywhere to access the article with a Villanova username and password.




Browser Bookmarklets for Off-Campus Use

When on campus many of our resources recognize our users automatically by the IP address of their connection. When these same pages are viewed off-campus they may restrict your access to content unless you authenticate as a Villanova user. To make this process easier we have created some small bookmarks for your browser to re-direct your browser to log in to our authentication system and give you full access.

Find your browser below and follow the directions to add this tool to your browser bookmarks:

Internet Explorer:

Right-click this link: VU Proxy  and select "Add to Favorties..."
You may see an warning that "This link may be unsafe." We have vetted the link and vouch that it is safe to add.

Firefox:

Right-click this link: VU Proxy    and select the "Bookmark This Link"

Google Chrome and Safari:

Click and drag the link into your bookmarks toolbar: VU Proxy 

 

PubMed Bookmarklet

If you are a frequent user of PubMed you may occasionally lose the FindIt button when accessing PubMed from the open web or following links within UpToDate, OMIM, or other resources that link to PubMed. Use the instructions below to add the VUPubMed bookmarklet to your browser and you will be able to easily restore the FindIt button to PubMed from anywhere.

Internet Explorer:

Right-click this link: VU PubMed  and select "Add to Favorites..."
You may see an warning that "This link may be unsafe." We have vetted the link and vouch that it is safe to add.

Firefox:

Right-click this link: VU PubMed and select the "Bookmark This Link"

Google Chrome and Safari:

Click and drag the link into your bookmarks toolbar: VU PubMed 

rbowles Robin Bowles
Nursing & Life Sciences Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 220
610-519-8129



 


Last Modified: 2017-07-31 11:00:26