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Proxy Server, VPN, Network Drives

Use this guide to understand what a proxy server is, when and why you need one, and how to use it.

Get a Link to a Database

If you want to link to a database for use off-campus, one of the easiest options is to find the database on the Database A-Z list  (http://libguides.law.wustl.edu/az.php) and view the permanent link by clicking on the link icon:

Directing Links Through the Proxy Server

Use this Link Generator to create 'proxied' links for linking to electronic resources

  • You do not need to do this for freely available sites (such as Google) or links that already begin with http://libproxy.wustl.edu....  or https://login.ezproxy.law.wustl.edu ...
  • Do use this tool if you have addresses such as http://someaddress.com.libproxy.wustl.edu or https://someaddress.com.ezproxy.law.wustl.edu (it will fix them for you)
  • This tool requires javascript enabled in your browser to work.

1. Copy and paste your source URL here:

2. Click this:

3. Copy and use the resulting link

NOTE: Only sites which have been registered in the proxy server can be successfully referred through it. If you get the 'Problem with Proxy Server' page, fill in your email address and Submit. We'll investigate, and see if we can get it to work, and contact you.