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Learn how to create permanent URLs for the library's electronic resources: databases, journals, articles, ebooks, etc

Access Library Off Campus and Proxy Server

Learn more about how to access the library from off campus, including the pop up window you'll see when signing into OneSearch or logging on to a database, ebook, etc.

A proxy server acts an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from servers.  A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource, available from a different server. The proxy server evaluates the request according to its filtering rules.

For example, a student using a remote machine (a home computer) wants to use the SJSU library resources.  The proxy URL helps to authenticate the library user as someone permitted to use the library's licensed electronic resources. 

The SJSU Library proxy URL looks like this and it is usually at the front of a URL:

http://libaccess.sjlibrary.org/login?url=  

This is the page you will see when you're off campus and authenticate before accessing an ejournal, ebook, database, etc

 

The Proxy URL is not used with:

1.  Open Access resources

2.  Databases and journals that require a password