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Off-Campus Access (Proxy Server and VPN)

Use this guide to log into the proxy server, get access to electronic resources from off-campus, and get tips on how to use off-campus access.

Get a Link to a Database

If you want to link to a database for use off-campus, one of the easiest options is to find the database on the Database A-Z list  (http://libguides.wustl.edu/az.php) and view the permanent link by clicking on the link icon:

Directing Links Through the Proxy Server

Use this Link Generator to create 'proxied' links for linking to electronic resources (perfect for Ares and Blackboard!)

  • You do not need to do this for freely available sites (such as Google) or links that already begin with http://libproxy.wustl.edu....
  • Do use this tool if you have addresses such as http://someaddress.com.libproxy.wustl.edu (it will fix them for you)
  • This tool requires javascript enabled in your browser to work.

1. Copy and paste your source URL here:

2. Click this:

3. Copy and use the resulting link

NOTE: Only sites which have been registered in the proxy server can be successfully referred through it. If you get the 'Problem with Proxy Server' page, fill in your email address and Submit. We'll investigate, and see if we can get it to work, and contact you.