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Answered By: Jennifer Bazeley
Last Updated: May 17, 2017     Views: 49

All faculty and students are strongly encouraged to access library e-resources through the links found by searching in the library catalog, A to Z lists, and LibGuides. Using links found in these locations ensures that you will be able to access resources whether you are on or off campus.

Please note: Miami's VPN NO LONGER provides off-campus access to library resources. You must use a proxied link found through one of the sources above in order to access e-resources while off campus.

Proxy Server

MUL e-resources can be accessed by off-campus students, faculty and staff via the Library’s proxy server.

The proxy prefix is http://proxy.lib.miamioh.edu/login?url=

You can add the proxy prefix to any subscribed e-resource link to ensure off-campus access.

Example of a proxied link:

http://proxy.lib.miamioh.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5951/mathteacher.108.5.0376

Proxy Errors

If you identify a proxied link that does not work from off-campus, please notify Jennifer Bazeley.

Re-Direct URLs

Re-direct URLs found in Databases A to Z and the Online Resources A to Z LibGuide that begin with http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/indexes/redirect/ do NOT require the proxy prefix.

These URLs automatically push patrons through proxy authentication without the prefix.

E-Resource Access for Non-Students

Please note that Alumni, Community, Borrowers, and Affiliated Patrons DO NOT have access to any library e-resources (including Books and More and Articles and More) unless they are on site as a walk-in user. Alumni who join the Alumni Association may get access to a handful of EBSCO databases. The Libraries do not manage these Alumni databases, please contact the Alumni Association for questions.

If you have urgent research needs and are working with or are being sponsored by a Miami University academic department, you may ask that department to request a University Courtesy Account for you. Courtesy Accounts allow you to access the Libraries' electronic resources. The Libraries cannot initiate, maintain, or renew Courtesy Account requests on your behalf; you must contact the department you are affiliated with and the Department's Dean or Department Chair will request or renew an account through IT Services for you.

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