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How do I install the off-campus access button?

The off-campus access button gives you access to full-text resources without having to visit the Library website first. It identifies you as a Wageningen student or staff member. You can add the button to your browser's toolbar.

The off-campus access button

Off campus access

The off-campus access button is useful when

  • you have a link to a scientific paper
  • you find a link in Blackboard
  • you see a link on a website.

How to install the off-campus access button

Internet explorer

Right-click on the off-campus access button and choose 'Add to favorites' or drag the button to the Favorites bar.

Firefox and Chrome

Drag the off-campus access button to the Bookmarks Toolbar. Make sure that the Bookmarks Toolbar is displayed and that your browser accepts cookies.

How does it work?

  • Click on the installed off-campus access button in your Favorites Toolbar when you need the full text of an article
  • A 'log in' screen appears
  • Log in with your WUR account.

Using the off-campus access button, an example

In this example, we would like to get the full text of this paper:

  • Open the link in your internet browser
  • Now you will only find an option to purchase the PDF on the article page
  • Click on the off-campus access button in your Favorites bar (IE) / Bookmarks Toolbar (Chrome, Firefox)
  • An EZproxy login option appears. Click OK in the right-hand corner and log in with your WUR account
  • The article page has changed now and shows the option to download the PDF. If not, click on the off-campus access button again
  • You can use the button each time when you want to go to the full-text
  • You have to log in each time you start a new search via your browser (IE, Chrome or Firefox).

Please note: you can only access resources to which WUR Library subscribes. Please contact the Servicedesk for questions or remarks.