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How to use the proxy server

How to use the proxy server

What is the proxy server?

Many of the electronic journals and databases available on the libraries web site are restricted because of publisher requirements: you may only view them if you are connecting from a KULeuven internet address.
A service (proxy server)is provided that allows KULeuven students, staff and faculty with external internet connections to use these restricted resources. The proxy server is a piece of software located between your web browser and the library server. Its main purpose is to control user access to specific websites; the server will allow only authorized users to access licensed library electronic resources located at certain websites.

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How do I use the proxy server?

Please pay attention to this note if you still use the old proxy server!!

The old proxy server has to be removed. You can find instructions here.

  • Surf to https://stuiterproxy.kuleuven.be
  • Sign in with your KU Leuven user name and KU Leuven password
  • A two-hour session starts, after which you have to sign in again. The remaining time is displayed in the right upper corner.
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  • A major part of the E-sources is already bookmarked on the start page of your proxy server.
  • When you want to browse a page that's not available in these Bookmarks, enter the web address in the text field in the right upper corner of the home page, and click "Browse".
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    You can always return to the initial proxy server page by clicking "Home" in the right upper corner. Click the green plus sign to bookmark the external page. rechtsboven3.jpg
     


Please consult the website of the University Library for more info about exceptions.

 

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Problems?

Most problems are caused by an expired or aborted session. worden veroorzaakt doordat  een sessie vervallen is of afgebroken werd. If that's the case you should close your internet browser completely and then go back to https://stuiterproxy.kuleuven.be

 

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