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Accessing KU Libraries Online Resources

Electronic resources available from the libraries’ web site are licensed by the University of Kansas Libraries for non-commercial use by KU faculty, staff, students, and on-site visitors at KU campus locations, for educational or research purposes only.

Who can access KU Libraries Online Resources?

Off-campus access to electronic resources is available to all currently enrolled students, faculty, staff and authorized affiliates of the University of Kansas as described in KU’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources. For general access policies, see KU Libraries’ policy on Off-Campus Access to Licensed Electronic Resources.

  • Students: If you are a currently enrolled student and do not have off-campus access, but think you may be eligible (this can sometimes be an issue between semesters), please confirm your current enrollment status by checking Enroll & Pay.
  • Faculty and Staff:  If you are a currently employed faculty or staff member and do not have access, please confirm your current employment status with your department or with KU Human Resources
  • KU Medical Center: In general students and researchers at KUMC should access KU online resources via the A.R. Dykes Library at KUMC.  For more information, see Access to Electronic Resources – Options for KUMC Students, Faculty, and Staff.
  • Affiliates: If you believe you are eligible as an affiliate of university, please review the university’s official policy on affiliates. Human Resources has a comprehensive list of affiliations detailing eligibility for campus privileges. KU Human Resources provides an affiliate status request form which departments and affiliated organizations (not individuals) may use to request affiliate status.
  • KU Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff:  Emeritus and Retired individuals with active Affiliate status as emeritus or retired in KU HR/Pay will have access.  See Affiliates paragraph above for additional information.
  • Visitors to the KU Libraries:  Anyone not currently enrolled at or employed by the University of Kansas may use most library databases and e-journals at the Community Access Workstations available onsite in many KU Libraries locations.  Alumni may wish to consult our guide to resources for Alumni.

For more information, see KU Libraries’ policies regarding access by patron status.

Privacy

Electronic resources available from the libraries’ web site are licensed by the University of Kansas Libraries for non-commercial use by KU faculty, staff, students, and on-site visitors at KU campus locations, for educational or research purposes only. Beyond the Libraries’ negotiated access to content, online providers may also have privacy policies that cover optional individual user tools and features that require personally identifiable information to register an account. These policies may change over time without notice.  KU users have a personal responsibility to review and determine if the policy is acceptable. KU Libraries are not responsible for personal data that users share with providers.

Accessing and Linking to KU Libraries Online Resources

The simplest way to access library resources is to start from the Libraries website, locating the resource using Articles and Databasese-Journals, the Catalog, or other starting points. Starting here will provide access to resources from on- or off-campus.

Access to licensed KU Libraries materials is provided to KU users through the IP address of your computer or device:

  • When you are on a campus network, your IP address will provide access without having to log in.
  • From off-campus or from the residence halls, scholarship halls, and on-campus apartments, the KU Libraries’ proxy server will provide access to resources via a login. You will be prompted to enter KU Online ID and password.

Starting from the Libraries website, via Articles and Databasese-Journals, the Catalog, etc. will ensure that you can access resources from on- or -off campus.

Why Can’t I Access Libraries Resources using the VPN (KU Anywhere)?

For some KU resources, IT offers a Virtual Private Network (VPN) called KU Anywhere for off-campus access. In most cases, VPN only provides access to resources hosted on the KU network. Because most of the libraries’ databases, journals, and online resources are provided by publishers external to KU, the VPN will not provide off-campus access to these resources. Links using the Libraries proxy server prefix should be created instead.

Google Scholar

To more seamlessly access KU Libraries subscription resources from Google Scholar, you will need to let Google know you are affiliated with KU. When you do, Google Scholar will show “Get at KU” links in your search results that provide access to KU subscription resources. From an on-campus device, this should happen automatically. From off campus, there are two methods:

1. Add the University of Kansas Libraries in the “Library links” section of your Google Scholar Settings

To manage the “Library links” settings for in Google Scholar Settings, visit this URL:

https://scholar.google.com/scholar_setprefs?instq=University%20of%20Kansas%20Libraries

Select “University of Kansas Libraries Get at KU” and save your settings.

2. Add the University of Kansas Libraries code to your Google Scholar URL

Add KU’s institutional code to Google Scholar by starting your search using this link:

https://scholar.google.com/?inst=3189769355200351540

Creating and Sharing Links to Libraries Resources

When off campus, some forms links to articles or databases that you were able to access while on campus may not work as expected. The links must include our proxy server to be accessible from off-campus. If the link does not contain the KU Libraries proxy server address (www2.lib.ku.edu) somewhere in the URL, it probably won’t work from off campus. To save links or DOIs for future use, or to include links in Canvas or Blackboard course sites or email, make sure the links include the proxy server address.

For example, this URL will provide access from on campus, but will not work from off campus:

https://www.jstor.org/action/showBasicSearch

By adding https://www2.lib.ku.edu/login?URL=to the beginning of the URL, the same link will work from off campus:

https://www2.lib.ku.edu/login?URL=https://www.jstor.org/action/showBasicSearch

Note that copied and pasted proxied links may include the proxy server at the end of the URL instead.  For example, this URL includes the proxy server and may not work from off-campus:

https://www.jstor.org.www2.lib.ku.edu

To ensure stable URLs, place the proxy link before the resource link or use the Proxy Server Bookmarklet.

Proxy Server Bookmarklet

If you wish to add the proxy server URL to a link you encounter in your research, you can use the libraries’ Proxy Server Bookmarklet. By saving the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar, you can click the bookmarklet link to re-load a KU Libraries resource so that it contains the proxy server prefix.

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