How to consult reserved access Electronic Resources from outside the University via proxy.

What is the Proxy service?

The Proxy service is a remote access service that allows users to consult reserved access Electronic Resources (databases, electronic periodicals and books, etc.), from home or from any other location outside the University network.

 

Who can use the Proxy service?

 

How can the service be accessed?

Currently the service can be accessed via two options:

1. EZ-Proxy [New proxy! Beta version]

  • The EZ-Proxy service allows users to consult reserved access Electronic Resources (databases, electronic periodicals and books, etc.), from home or from any other location outside the University network, using any device, including mobile, and with any operative system and browser, without first having to install a software.
  • Access is obtained using University username and passwords. After logging in, users can identify and search for the resources they require from the portal's home page.
  • The red banner "Alma Mater Studiorun - Università di Bologna - Servizio EZproxy" on the header of the page indicates that the service is available.
  • The service is still in the implementation stage and some resources are not available at the moment (for example, tATOO database). Updates and additional information about the service will be available on the dedicated page.

2. Traditional Proxy [old proxy]
To access the service, depending on the user's operative system, browsers must be configured following the instructions in attachment:

  • Instructions for Microsoft Windows [.pdf 1711 KB]
  • Instructions for Apple Macintosh [.pdf 412 KB]
  • Instructions for Linux [.pdf 530 KB]
  • The FAQ section is available for information about this service.

For issues regarding access and proxy configuration (old version), please contact CeSIA - Information and Application System Management -