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GUProxy Gives Easier Database Access

Stack of old books, connected via cable to a computer

After intensive searching, you’ve found the perfect book chapter or article—only to be confronted with a paywall blocking your access. You’re certain Georgetown has access to the site... but how do you tell the website you’re a Hoya and get the full text?

The Georgetown University Library has developed ProxyGU, a bookmarklet that takes the current page you are reading and reroutes it through the Library’s proxy server. This authenticates you as a Georgetown user and gives you access to content paid for by the Library.

To learn more, watch this short video demonstrating ProxyGU* and get installation instructions on our Off-Campus Access Library Guide. This guide also contains other helpful tools and tips on how to conduct research off-campus, such as optimizing your Google Scholar settings for use with the Library.

The Library’s E-Resources and Serials Unit continues to actively look for ways to make your remote use of Library collections less frustrating and more fruitful. We welcome your questions and comments at eresources@georgetown.edu.

*The video has no sound or closed captioning. If you need accomodations to view the video, please contact eresources@georgetown.edu.