Because of publisher's licences, access to many of the electronic journals and databases available on the library's web site are restricted to the Laurentian University community. You may only view them if you are connecting from a Laurentian University Internet address. The proxy server allows Laurentian University community members to access these licensed resources from off campus.
The proxy server is what allows you to access restricted online resources from a computer that is not on the Laurentian network. It routes you through a server that is on the network, thereby providing an IP address which the external system will recognize and accept. Before it links you through, it checks your account to make sure you are an authorized user. You must have a valid Laurentian Novell (network) account to be authorized by the proxy server.
We are endeavoring to make your access to our licenced products from off-campus as easy as possible and ask for your cooperation in reporting any difficulties to Reference Services (email@example.com).
If you are off-campus, and you want to access any of our licensed products such as an online book, journal, index or abstract, you will simply click on the item; you will be prompted to login by entering your User ID and Password.
If you have previously used the proxy server, your proxy account will still remain active and available to you as long as you continue to be a member of the Laurentian University community.
Use your browser to access the library's on-line instruction programme. It is available in four distinct modules which will teach you how to identify various types of citations, search the Web Catalogue as well as various indexes and abstracts, and conduct effective Internet research. The programme takes approximately four hours to complete and you may access it by clicking on "Library Instruction Workshops on Desire2Learn" on the Library's home page.
Yes. Some products licensed by the library are restricted to a certain number of simultaneous users. If you are unable to get on, it means that the maximum number has been reached. Please continue trying.
For any technical question on the proxy server, please contact the Service Desk at 705.675.1151 x2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For any other question concerning the library, please contact email@example.com.