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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.

Notes for Students, Staff and Faculty at the Medical Campus

Most e-resources at WU are available to all users if they are on either campus and to WU-users off-campus via either Proxy Server [WUSTL key] or Becker Medical Library Proxy Server.

Some resources are only available on the medical campus or through Becker Medical Library Proxy Server authentication.

Some resources are only available on the Danforth Campus or through Proxy Server [WUSTL key] authentication.

There are a few odd conditions.  For example:

  • eMO ebooks (a subset of EBSCO eBooks) are not available from the medical campus; they can be used on the Danforth Campus or off campus via Proxy Server.
  • Safari Books Online are available to all users on either campus, but users associated with the medical school may not access off-campus.
  • Ovid is available on the medical campus, at Brown School locations from a special URL available from the Brown School Library, or ask your librarian about access conditions.
  • There are probably others so please Ask Us! when you have access problems.