Connect from Off-Campus

Connect from Off-Campus

Connect from Off-Campus

Off-campus access to University Libraries’ electronic resources is provided through a service known as KSU Proxy.

How to use KSU Proxy for off-campus access

  1. Begin your research at University Libraries' website
  2. Any links to resources you find through the library’s major search tools -- Discovery@Kent, KentLINK, Journal Finder, or Databases A-Z -- will prompt you to login to the proxy if you haven’t already done so.
  3. That’s it!

You can also add the proxy prefix to any URL for electronic resources provided by University Libraries: https://proxy.library.kent.edu/login?url= 

Adding this prefix to a URL will send you to the Kent State login page before redirecting you to the URL. This works well if you want to bookmark a resource you use frequently!

Linking to library resources in Blackboard

To direct-link to a library resource in Blackboard, add the following prefix to the beginning of each URL you link to: https://proxy.library.kent.edu/login?url=

As long as you’ve included this prefix with each URL, students should not need to login a second time to access the resource.

Example:

Resource type

Incorrect URL example

Correct URL example

Database

http://www.jstor.org

https://proxy.library.kent.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org

Article found through Discovery@Kent

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=3348804&site=ehost-live

https://proxy.library.kent.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=3348804&site=ehost-live

 

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