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Are you lost in a sea of web addresses trying to find your database? Have you bookmarked an article on your laptop only to find you cannot access it at home? This is the guide for you.
Since VPN access does not extend to library subscriptions, UMD Libraries databases and online journals must be accessed through Database Finder. This can be confusing and frustrating to students, faculty and staff trying to access resources at home or abroad. This brief guide will explain how you can start using UMD library subscriptions off campus without the pressure of trying to remember impossibly long URLs.
"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."