Off-campus Online Access

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Licensed Resources

The UW-Madison Libraries website is openly accessible and presents a wide range of electronic resources. Many of these are purchased. Purchased resources…

  • Require licenses
  • Have copyright restrictions
  • Are restricted to specific users, usually UW-Madison students, faculty and staff

You are a validated UW-Madison Libraries patron if you are in a campus library, using a computer on campus via a campus LAN (Local Area Network), or using UW-Madison WiscWorld dial-up.

If you are currently affiliated with UW-Madison but using a different ISP (Internet Service Provider), or using DoIT's WiscVPN, or accessing our resources from another university, you need to login via the remote proxy service.

Note: Most resources are available for off-campus access through the Libraries remote access service. However, some resources are unavailable off-campus due to technical or licensing issues.

Resources Unavailable Off-campus

The following resources are not currently proxied:

  • Ancestry Library Edition is not licensed for off-campus use.
  • Chem Sources - Online is licensed only for on-campus use.
  • Standard and Poor's Net Advantage is licensed only for on-campus use.

The following are not currently proxied:

  • Journal of Investment Management as of May 2013 this title is not licensed for off-campus use.

There are thousands of electronic journals available to this campus and the list grows daily. If you have a specific licensed, Web-based journal or other resource you need to use from off-campus, please contact the Library Technology Group Help Desk and tell us the name and, if possible, the URL of the resource.

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