Q. Remote Access to Library Services
Best Practice: Always Start from the Library Site
Why? When using Weizmann Library resources off-campus, start from the Library home page so all necessary access information will be included in links.
How? Search from the Library Search box on the Library Home Page. When you attempt to access Library content for the first time in a session, the proxy service will ask you to log in (that is, authenticate via your Weizmann username/password). One successful login establishes access to all licensed resources during that session, providing access as though on campus.
What is this "proxy" that keeps getting mentioned? A proxied link integrates the Library proxy server information in the URL, helping you seamlessly use Library resources whether on- or off-campus.
Links which originate from Library sites are proxied.
Only current Weizmann students, faculty, and staff have remote-access privileges to Weizmann-licensed library resources. In order to access eResources, you must have a valid Weizmann username and password.
But I don't want to start from the Library site. Isn't there another solution?
Yes, the Library has several additional options
- Library Proxy Bookmarklet for one-click proxying (works with any java-enabled browser and also on mobile phones)
- WIS Library Access Search Assistant browser extension integrates Library services in your searching
- WIS Library PDF / Fulltext Finder Tool browser extension integrates Library services in PubMed
- MyLibrary personalized webpage - Library staff can work with you or your team to create a subject- or research-group-specific page, providing direct access to enriched links and other helpful content. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Want to see a Library Proxy in action?
Watch a video created by the University of Michigan M|Library Labs (thanks UMich!).