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? Start at the Library Home Page and search via the Library Search box. 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). After that, for the rest of your session, you have access to all licensed content 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, including links from Primo, eJournal A-Z list (aka Browzine) and Database list. When clicking a proxied link for the first time in a session, remote users are prompted for their Weizmann username and password. One successful login establishes access to all licensed resources during that session.
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 always have to start from the Library site. Isn't there another solution?
You can add the proxy information on-the-fly (below), but this is still not as good as enriched Library links for some content (e.g., PubMed).
If none of these solutions sounds right for you, there is one more -- Library staff can work with you and your team to create a subject- or research-group-specific page, allowing you more direct access to the enriched links which are most helpful to you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If your link isn't proxied, use Library Proxy Bookmarklet
Links not accessed from Library web pages and resources are, most likely, not proxied. Therefore, you will often need a way to add the Weizmann proxy to these links.
The Weizmann Library Proxy Bookmarklet lets you easily include the library proxy and then reload a page to see if we have access. The bookmarklet works with any java-enabled browser (and can also work on mobile phones).
- List of resources requiring a username and password on or off campus (the Library Proxy bookmarklet doesn't work with these resources)
- If you're having trouble picturing the Library Proxy in action, we recommend this useful video, created by the University of Michigan M|Library Labs (thanks UMich!).