EZProxy is a system that allows users at off-campus locations to access all the same resources available on campus. Liberty is required by database publishers to confirm that the users are current faculty, staff or students of the university (see alumni access).
If you get your Internet access through a network at a company, government or military base site, a firewall may restrict access to applications such as EZproxy. Only your network administrator can remedy that local issue. Verify with your Internet service provider or your network administrator that port 2048 is open. Explain that this port is necessary for remote access to licensed databases.
If you are a Liberty University staff member connected through VPN (Virtual Private Network) you will need to disconnect your VPN connection and then log in to EZProxy to access library subscription databases.
If a database asks you to pay for an article or to login to their database, you are probably are not properly logged in to EZProxy.
Unlike most of our databases, which will not allow you to search without logging into EZProxy, Summon waits until you try to open a resource before requiring you to login. Off-campus students clicking on a saved Summon link will go to a page listing all of the databases containing that article.
Note: You cannot “bookmark” a link when you are logged into EZProxy and go back to it later without logging in. You must go through a database and login to EZProxy each time.
Google Scholar provides access to scholarly works by showing citations for resources, and direct access to available journal articles. Set your scholar preferences to "Liberty University" to show which articles are in our subscription databases (you may have to set these preferences for each browsing session). This will bring up the “Get it @ Liberty” links that take you to our subscription databases.
Many of our databases allow you to email a link to a direct article. But without the link containing “proxying” information, the database will not display the article. See How to Create Persistent Links for information on creating and receiving these links.
DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier and it is a unique identifier for a particular article. These DOI’s are a string of numbers and letters (eg. doi:10.1093/jcs/csp040) that refer to the journal and particular article within that journal. If an article has a DOI, you should include it in your APA citations.
Generally, we recommend using the Firefox browser, you can download Firefox for free. If you are having problems viewing a page, try it in another browser.
Cookies must be enabled before EZproxy (or Summon) will work with Internet Explorer 5.5 and above. If you want to continue using Internet Explorer, you will need to enable "cookies". Cookies are small files stored on your computer by websites so that they can track where you are on the website, whether you have certain rights, etc.
Setting cookies for Internet Explorer: