You may have found a database link from a search engine such as Google. You can access content licensed by library subscriptions automatically when you are on campus, connected to IU Secure, or using a VPN. However, when you are not connected to the campus proxy in one of those ways, it will probably not work for you.
By using the remote access bookmarklet you can identify yourself to the database provider as a valid IUPUI user and gain access to subscription content.
How to install the IUPUI Bookmarklet
- Internet Explorer
- Safari and Chrome
How to use the Bookmarklet
If you have a database URL in your browser that doesn’t contain http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=, you can identify yourself as a valid IUPUI user by clicking on the remote access bookmarklet in your list of bookmarks. This will redirect you CAS Authentication login, which will allow you to gain access to subscription content.
Common Bookmarklet Errors
The bookmarklet will attempt to proxy any website, whether we license that content or not. If you receive a “Remote Access Error” when you use the bookmarklet on a URL, the most common reasons are:
- The content is freely available and hence not proxied for off-campus use. Don’t use the bookmarklet for this content. If you are unsure, check the library website Database List and E-Journals list. Or complete the University Library Help Request Form noting the title of the resource you need, and a staff member will let you know if IUPUI has access to the content.
- The content is not directly provided by IUPUI Libraries. It could be that we have the journal in question, but from a different vendor. For example, IUPUI Libraries do not license anything at the site apa.org. However, all of our American Psychological Association content is provided through the PsycINFO (EBSCO) database.
- (Least common) The content is licensed to IUPUI Libraries, but URL has recently changed or otherwise is not proxied correctly. Report this using the University Library Help Request Form noting what resource you are trying to access.