Even if you are not on your university's network, you can still access the same resources through a library proxy. There are different types of proxies, but a common one is EZProxy, which allows users to sign into a proxy server which acts on behalf of a computer being used in a remote location (you!). The proxy makes it possible for staff and students to access the university library's electronic resources from any location (whether you're at a cafe around the corner, or on a beach!). The proxy server is used to restrict access to the electronic resources for which your library has to pay licensing fees, and are therefore only available to staff and students from your university.
Using a proxy, you can easily access new articles from within papers. All you need to do it set up papers to use your library's proxy and you're on your way.
You can select your institutions Library Proxy from the drop
down menu under Access in the Options menu.
- Select File -> Options -> Access - Select the appropriate proxy. If your institutions proxy information is not listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
In addition to choosing a library proxy server, you can also input an authentication URL -- it is simply a shortcut that allows you to log in quickly to the library proxy when you start up Papers.