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Is there an easy way for me to authenticate as a U of T user while I'm researching off-campus?

Yes! We can suggest several strategies.

Start at the library webpage

When you try to access a U of T licensed article, database, or ebook through the library website from off campus, you will be asked to sign in with your UTORid or library barcode. This authenticates you as a U of T user for the rest of your browser session. You are now on campus by proxy.

Change your Google Scholar settings

Make sure Google Scholar knows you're a U of T user. Once you change your settings, you'll see "Get it! UTL" links next to articles in your search results.

Get LibKeyNomad

If you're using Chrome or Edge, install an extension called LibKey Nomad. It will link you to the PDF of articles owned by U of T or open access.

Paste the proxy

If you're on a journal website, try pasting in front of the URL you're currently on.  You will be asked to log in with your UTORid or library barcode.  

caution icon This only works if the library actually subscribes to the journal.  You can check our subscription in the library catalogue or ask us for help.

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