Manually Inserting the Proxy String
Many online journals require subscriptions (which the MIT Libraries pay for) to get access.
If you are on campus, access can be relatively seamless since authentication is usually established by IP address (e.g. if you have an MIT IP address, the publisher recognizes it and lets you in).
If you are off campus, then you need to be routed through the Libraries' proxy server, which will bring you to MIT's Touchstone, where you can either invoke your MIT web certificates or use your Kerberos login to get access.
Going to a journal through Vera will always route you through our proxy server.
However, many people like to just search for a journal using Google and go directly there. To get your browser to route you through the library proxy server, you can simply insert the following proxy string into the URL of the journal or even the article you are trying to access:
Proxy string: libproxy.mit.edu
URL of article/story:
Edit the URL to look like this:
This will only work if the MIT Libraries have a subscription to the resource. To see what online resources the MIT Libraries have access to, consult Vera, the interface to our electronic resources.
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