Doing research off-campus? Try out the UMD Libraries reload button! Add the button to your browser's bookmark toolbar (see instructions below), and whenever you come across a journal you think you should be able to access, click the button to reload the page through the UMD Libraries proxy.
Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar or right click and select the "Bookmark This Link" option.
Chrome or Safari:
Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar. If the bookmarks toolbar isn't visible, press Ctrl + Shift + B (in Chrome).
Right click the button and choose the "Add to favorites..." option. You may get a warning about adding unsafe links. While it's good practice to be wary, we believe this link is safe.
*Note: Reloading the page through the proxy still won't give you access if it's a resource we don't subscribe to. To verify access, look up the journal in journal finder.
Since VPN access does not extend to library subscriptions, the UMD Library databases and online journals must be accessed through the UMD Libraries Database Finder. This can be confusing and frustrating to students, faculty and staff trying to access resources at home or abroad. This brief Linking guide will explain how you can start using UMD library subscriptions off campus without the pressure of trying to remember impossibly long URLs.