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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

By signing in with your UTORid and password when you are using LibrarySearch, you are authenticated as a U of T user for the rest of your browser session.  This allows you access to U of T licensed e-content, such as articles, databases, or e-books.

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.

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

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