Off Campus Access to Resources (EZProxy)

Option 1 Access library-subscribed resources using the library website or IUCAT, our IU-system catalog.

Search the library website and IUCAT now!

Option 2 Download the LibKey Nomad browser plugin.

Available for Chrome, Edge, Vivaldi, Firefox, and Brave.

Option 3 Create an EZProxy Bookmarklet for your browser.

Learn how to create and use a Bookmarklet.

What if I don't use any of the methods described above?

If you search for articles and journals off campus using a regular search engine, like Google, you will be asked to pay for full text access by databases like PubMed, JSTOR, and Nexis Uni. That's because searching this way doesn't utilize EZProxy permalink authentication. 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar isn’t a database that IU subscribes to but it is possible to search for and access library-subscribed online resources from Google Scholar IF you are properly authenticated. Watch this video from the IU Libraries Teaching and Learning department YouTube channel to learn the two different ways to use Google Scholar to access full text, library-subscribed online resources. If you're using LibKey Nomad, Google Scholar will automatically affiliate you with IU. 

Create Permalink DOIs

Both DOIs and permalinks are a type of “persistent URL” that do not get updated or changed. A DOI (or digital object identifier) is a unique persistent identifier for a published digital object. Permalinks, unlike DOIs, have university affiliation attached to them. To make sure an IU-affiliated person can access the full text of a published digital object that is located behind a paywall, the IU permalink prefix should be added to the beginning of the DOI. For example:



New to DOIs? Learn more about creating DOIs for your data or publications using IU ScholarWorks.