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OneSearch FAQs and Off Campus Access to Library Resources

EZ Proxy Bookmarklet

WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED A PROXY BOOKMARKLET?

A bookmarklet is a string of code that you can use to enable remote access to subscribed resources from your browser.  Some super-users find this highly useful.  Please note, the bookmarklet does NOT ensure access.  If you are visiting a site that has a library subscription, using the bookmarklet will prompt you to login with your Cal Poly Credentials.  However, if you enable the bookmarklet and receive an error message, we do not have access.  If you think you have received an error by mistake, please report the issue (HOW?) and library personnel will investigate and respond as soon as possible.   (Put Issue Report Form at bottom or here?)

DIRECTIONS:

Save any page as a bookmark by clicking the star in the address bar, then edit the bookmark to rename it to something more descriptive that indicates to you it is a bookmarklet for EZproxy, and paste the following JavaScript into the URL field:

javascript:void(location.href=%22http://ezproxy.lib.calpoly.edu/login?url=%22+location.href)

BROWSER SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

CHROME 

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet in Chrome, drag the link above to your Bookmarks Bar. If your bookmarks bar is hidden, go to the View menu option and select “Always Show Bookmarks Bar.” It is recommended that you put the bookmarklet somewhere prominent in the bar so it is easy to find and click while researching. You can also edit and rename the bookmarklet.

FIREFOX

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet in Firefox, right click on the above link and select “Bookmark This Link” to add it to your bookmarks or drag the link to your Bookmarks Toolbar. If your bookmarks toolbar is hidden, go to the View menu option, select “Toolbars” and check “Bookmarks Toolbar.” You can also edit and rename the bookmarklet.

SAFARI

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet in Safari, drag the above link to your Toolbar. If your toolbar is hidden, go to the View menu option and select “Show Toolbar.” It is recommended that you put the bookmarklet somewhere prominent in the bar so it is easy to find and click while researching. You can also edit and rename the bookmarklet.

MICROSOFT EDGE

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet in Internet Explorer, right click on the above link and select “Add to Favorites…” from the menu. If a dialogue box asks you if you’d like to continue, click ‘Yes.’ In the ‘Add a Favorite’ options, choose the ‘Create In’ drop-down menu and select ‘Favorites Toolbar.’ You can also rename the bookmarklet here if you want to. Click Add.