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UW-Madison Remote Access Bookmarklet Prompts Users to Login to Licensed Databases

This one is just for UW-Madison folks:

The UW Madison Libraries have created a remote access bookmarklet. Why should I care, you might ask?

Imagine that you want to access one of the databases to which the UW-Madison Libraries subscribe, such as Hein Online. So you do a Google search for Hein Online and come up with the following url: http://heinonline.org/.

If you're on campus, no problem - click it and you'll go right through. But, if you're off campus, you probably won't be able to get in because the url you're using isn't "proxied" - i.e. it doesn't know to ask you for your UW-Madison net id and password.

That's were the remote access bookmarklet comes it. You can still identify yourself as a valid UW-Madison user by clicking on the remote access bookmarklet in your list of bookmarks. (See installation instructions)

This will redirect you to a page where you can login with your NetID and gain access to licensed content. (Learn more about bookmarklets)

Note - there are a number of databases to which the Law Library subscribes that aren't available campus-wide. This bookmarklet will not work for those resources. To access those, use the links from our database list. These urls are proxied for the Law School network. You'll need to enter your Law School network id and password to gain access.

Source: Ebling Library News