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Accessing Library Electronic Resources Off-Campus

The GlobalProtect VPN

Please note that the University's GlobalProtect VPN does not allow access to PUL electronic resources, except for data files hosted on local servers provided by Data and Statistical Services (DSS). GlobalProtect can be used to access DSS data files. 

How to Access Electronic Resources Off-Campus

Princeton University Library (PUL) recommends accessing electronic resources off-campus using the links found on the Library’s website, by searching the catalogArticles+the A-Z Resources ListResearch Guides, etc. These links are configured to provide Authorized Users with access even while off-campus. Users will be required to enter their University NetID and password to authenticate and gain access to electronic resources.

Additional Tools for Access

In addition to the access links found on PUL's website, the Library offers the following tools for access:

LibKey Nomad
LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that utilizes DOIs and PubMed IDs to identify and provide access to electronic resources based on your affiliation with Princeton University. You can learn more about LibKey Nomad, and download the browser extension, HERE.

Google Scholar
PUL uploads its electronic-resources holdings metadata to Google Scholar weekly (Sundays at 1:00am Eastern). To use Google Scholar to find PUL-provided electronic resources, set up a Google Scholar account and profile, and then associate your account with Princeton University Library. Instructions can be found below (labeled "Google Scholar Instructions").

OpenAthens / SSO (Single Sign-On)
PUL has established SSO authentication with a number of providers (see spreadsheet below labeled "SSO Providers"). To access electronic resources with SSO, look for an option on vendor platforms to log in via your institution, and search for "Princeton University". See the below document labeled "SSO Login Example" for an example.