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How to Use the EZProxy

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2016 07:48PM EST

Following this Quicknote assumes that you have a connection to the Internet, know which browser and version you are using, and know what your uniqname and LAN password is. To find out which browser and version you are using, open the browser, go to the help menu and choose About Internet Explorer or About Mozilla.

Intended Audience:

This Quicknote is for benefit of faculty, staff and students who would like to use Library resources.

Requirements:

In order to access and use EZProxy you will need to have a current affiliation with the university and have access to you LAN account.

To accept cookies in Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click the gear icon (located on the upper right hand corner of the window)
  3. Click Internet Options
  4. Click Privacy
  5. Click Advanced
  6. Under First-Party Cookie and Third-Party cookies select Accept or Block

To treat EZProxy as a trusted site in Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click the gear icon (located on the upper right hand corner of the window)
  3. Click Internet Options
  4. Click Security
  5. Click Trusted sites
  6. Click Sites
  7. Uncheck the box “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone”
  8. Add http://libproxy.umflint.edu to the list

To accept cookies in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click the Firefox icon in the upper left hand side
  3. Click Options
  4. Click Privacy
  5. Click the Remember History drop down
  6. Select Use custom settings for history
  7. Check “Accept cookies from sites

To treat EZProxy as a trusted site in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click the Firefox icon in the upper left hand side
  3. Click Options
  4. Click Privacy
  5. Click the Remember History drop down
  6. Click Exceptions
  7. In the Address bar, type in http://libproxy.umflint.edu
  8. Click on Allow and click OK.


 

To Access the Databases:

Once you have configured the settings for your browser and version. Return to the list of databases on the Thompson Library website at (http://lib.umflint.edu) or the Electronic Reserves login page at http://libproxy.umflint.edu:2048/login

  1. Enter your uniqname and LAN password at the authentication screen.
  2. Click the login button to continue.
  3. The selected database should appear.

Troubleshooting

If you have any questions or experience any issues not covered by the information in this quicknote, please stop into the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.

Locations: 206 Murchie Science Building or 3174 William S. White Building
Phone#: (810)-762-3123 (option 1) 
Email: itshelpdesk@umflint.edu

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