Answered By: Mariah Ford
Last Updated: Feb 29, 2016     Views: 80

How can I access material from off-campus? [Non-law Penn Students and Faculty]

Please note: non-law Penn students and faculty have access to only certain electronic resources and databases. For more information, see here.  

Many of the resources that all Penn students and faculty have access to are searchable via Google Scholar or other tools. These include JSTOR and HeinOnline --popular resources for legal scholarship. 

If you are locating articles via a source such as Google Scholar, the fastest way to gain access to restricted access articles and publications from off-campus is to use a bookmarklet! A bookmarklet is a tool that allows you to insert the proxy information into the link you currently have. 

There are instructions here for installing the main library bookmarklet.

Once you have the bookmarklet installed in your bookmarks toolbar or favorites, just follow these steps: 

1.  Locate the article or other resource you want to access

2. Click the appropriate bookmarklet.‚Äč

3. Enter your information.For the Penn Libraries bookmarklet, enter your PennKey and password(If you keep your browser open, you should only have to do this once.)

Then you should be able to access any publication that you would automatically be able to access from on-campus! 

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