Off-campus access to most OSU Library resources may be obtained through these routes:
1. Attempting to access an OSU Library resource through the OSU Library catalog from off campus should result in a prompt for your name.# and password, which in turn will permit off-campus access. Alternatively, users can use the Off-Campus Sign In from the OSU Library homepage and then navigate within the OSU catalog in the same manner as one would while on campus, OR
2. Many publishers/vendors permit access directly from their site with OSU authentication. If OSU holds a subscription to a resource and if the publisher/vendor provides direct access, proxy authentication can be achieved by either:
a. Applying an OSU Libraries' Bookmarklet within your browser, which you can selectively use when you wish to authenticate while visiting a publisher/vendor's site. Information on using a Bookmarklet
b. Placing the following string at the beginning of the vendor’s URL: http://proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=http://[enter vendor’s URL here].
For both a and b, above, users will be prompted for their OSU username.# and password before being sent to the publisher/vendor’s site. This prompt will allow users to have authenticated off-campus access through the vendor/publisher's site.
A note to VPN users: VPN authentication, will not provide authentication for most library resources (unless used in combination with the Library Off-campus Sign In, Bookmarklet, or if the user is working remotely through an OSU desktop).