Off Campus Access

Access to many of the resources on the University of Alberta website is restricted to students, faculty and staff.

Simply navigate to the e-journal or database you wish to use via the Library Home Page and log in using your Campus Computing ID and Password.

EZProxy

Are you having an Ezproxy login problem from off-campus? Use our report a problem form to allow us to respond.

The library's EZProxy server is especially configured for library resources. You don't need to do anything special to access it: you will automatically be directed to the EZProxy log-in screen if you are off campus. Enter your Campus Computing ID and password. You do not need to make any changes to your browser's configuration.

EZProxy uses cookies to keep track of your session, so that you don't have to log in again to access new resources. EZProxy will not work if your browser does not accept cookies. These cookies contain only your session key, and expire when you close your browser. No personal information is stored by EZProxy. EZProxy complies with the University of Alberta's Privacy Policy.

Once you have logged in using your Campus Computing ID, you will be able to access any of the library's restricted resources without having to log in again. Your log-in will expire after two hours of inactivity, or whenever you close your browser; after that you will be directed to the log-in screen again before you can access another restricted resource.

You may see a security alert after you submit your ID and password, like the two below. You may safely click "Yes" or "Continue". Your ID and password will not be passed over an insecure connection.

Security Alert (IE)

Security Information (Netscape)

EZProxy prefix

To facilitate off-campus access to our online resources, add the EZProxy prefix “http://login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca/login?url=” in the web address.

For more information: http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/linking

EZProxy URLs

While you are using the EZProxy server to access a restricted resource, the URL in your browser's address box will be modified. For example, a database might have a URL like this when you access it on campus:

http://www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/kirk/index.html

With EZProxy, it will look like this:

http://80-www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com.
login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca/kirk/index.html

If you want to extract the "original" URL from an EZProxy URL, just remove the ".login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca" from the end of the domain name, remove the port number from the beginning, and, if the port number is not 80, add the port number to the end of the domain name separated by a colon. Leave the rest of the URL as it is.

LibX

LibX is a Firefox extension that provides direct access to your Library's resources. It features:

  • Toolbar & right-click context menu
  • Support for off-campus access via EZProxy
  • Quick full text access to journal articles
  • Support for embedded cues
  • Support for xISBN

To learn more please visit the LibX Home Page. All new or cloned editions are now LibX 2.0 only. LibX for IE is no longer built.

U of A LibX Home Page

UAL Bookmarklet

Sometimes you want to access library e-resources from off-campus without going through the library website Maybe somebody sent you an email or a Twitter link to a great journal article, or you found something through Google Scholar. Rather than hitting a paywall, you can use these bookmarklets to quickly authenticate yourself as a UofA user and access the full text. It's quick and easy to install in your Web browser.

Internet Explorer users: right-click this link UA Access and select "Add to Favorites". You may be prompted with a security warning, but it is safe to click "Yes". Firefox/Safari/Chrome/Opera users: click and drag this link to your Bookmarks toolbar: UA Access

Please note that this bookmarklet does not work for some resources. If you are still having trouble accessing a particular resource, use the library catalogue, database , or e-journal search instead .

Code:
javascript:o=location.href;location.href='http://www.doi.org/cgi-bin/pushcookie.cgi?BASE-URL=http%3A//resolver.library.ualberta.ca/resolver&Redirect=http%3A//login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca\/login?url='+escape(o)
For more information: http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/medicine

3rd party citation managers:

With EndNote and other research products to search Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed, and other U of A Libraries subscribed items, you may be prompted to enter in the following information:

Institutional Link Resolver Address: http://resolver.library.ualberta.ca/resolver Ezproxy Address: “http://login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca/login?url=”

When using Papers, click here for more information: http://www.library.ualberta.ca/databases_help/papers

Additional Help

Databases and ejournals should work the same way whether you are on campus accessing them directly, or off campus accessing them through the EZProxy server. If you encounter any difficulties when using the EZProxy server, please send details (including the URL you were trying to access) to our Ask Us Services.

 If you need help with your CCID, please contact the AICT Help Desk. If you would like to speak with a HelpDesk consultant in person, please phone 492-9400, stop by Room 302, GSB or E-Mail the HelpDesk.

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