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Remote Access Bookmarklet

The best way to access UMass Amherst Libraries licensed electronic resources is through our website. If you want to directly search other sites such as Google Scholar, JSTOR, ScienceDirect, etc., follow your own bookmarked links, or follow a link provided to you by a publisher or colleague, a proxy bookmarklet will prompt you to login with your UMass NetID.

How do I know if the URL I have will give me access from off-campus?

If the URL does not contain silk.library.umass.edu in it, you will not be recognized as UMass Amherst user by the content provider.

Here's an example of URL that will provide off-campus access to a UMass Amherst journal subscription: 

http://www.nature.com.silk.library.umass.edu/ncb/journal/v18/n2/full/ncb3306.html

How to Install the UMass Amherst Proxy Bookmarklet:

FirefoxFirefox

Google Chrome Google Chrome

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer

Safari Safari

How to Use the Bookmarklet:

If the resource URL in your browser doesn't contain silk.library.umass.edu in it, click on the "UMass Amherst Proxy" bookmarklet in your list of bookmarks. This will direct you to a page where you can login with your UMass Amherst NetID. After logging in, you should gain access to the licensed content.

Note: If UMass Amherst Libraries do not have a subscription to the content you're looking for, you will not be granted access to it. Search the Libraries for our licensed content. 

Still have questions? Contact us for help with e-resources access.