Connecting to e-resources

Connect from off campus

Our license agreements for electronic resources restrict off-campus access to current Stanford faculty, staff, students, and approved affiliates only. If you are off campus (or not using the Stanford network), you must identify yourself as a Stanford user by using a link that includes a special EZproxy prefix, https://stanford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=. For example, in order to have full-text access to Nature, your browser must use this web address:

https://stanford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.nature.com

You can add this prefix manually or use one of the following shortcut tools:

EZproxy Bookmarklet

  • For desktops and laptops:

    1. Make sure the bookmark toolbar is enabled.
    2. Drag the link below onto your browser's bookmarks toolbar:

      Stanford Libraries Proxy

    3. Navigate to a webpage or a database that you are trying to access (e.g., http://www.jstor.org/).
    4. Click on the “Stanford Libraries Proxy” bookmark in your browser's toolbar, which will reload the page via EZproxy.
  • For mobile devices:

    1. Create a bookmark for this page (or any webpage).
    2. Change the name of the bookmark to “Stanford Libraries Proxy.”
    3. Change the bookmark’s URL to:
      javascript:void(location.href=%22https://stanford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=%22+location.href);

      NOTE: If you have disabled javascript, you will need to enable it.

    4. Navigate to a webpage or a database that you are trying to access (e.g., http://www.jstor.org/).
    5. Click on the “Stanford Libraries Proxy” bookmark in your browser's toolbar, which will reload the page via EZproxy.

LibX (for Chrome and Firefox)

  1. Go to LibX.
  2. Select the "Stanford Libraries LibX Edition" (or click on “Search for an edition for my community” and search for Stanford) and install.
  3. The LibX icon will install into your browser, near the URL field.
  4. You can use LibX in two ways:
    • click on the LibX icon in the browser, select "Proxies" on the left, and click on "Reload page with this proxy."
    • right-click (or control-click on a Mac) on any link on a page and choose the option "Follow link via EZProxy."

Troubleshooting access problems

If you are unable to connect to an electronic resource, try the following: