Access Outside the Library and On Personal Devices

The library invests extensively in electronic resources for our students, staff and faculty. We are working hard to make access to these resources as simple as possible — including for wireless and mobile users.

While that work continues, here are some steps you can take to guarantee you'll have full access when you’re not in the library using a library computer.

  • Start your search on the library’s gateway — lib.umich.edu. It acts as an all-access pass to our resources.

    • Use the search box, quick links and Search Tools interface to access databases and full-text articles.

    • Use the gateway's quick links to ensure easy, full-text access to Google Scholar @ U-M and PubMed @ U-M.

      • ​You can also copy the link address for all of the quick links — including Google Scholar and PubMed — to create a bookmark for future use that will provide direct access.

    • Login when prompted.

  • Download the U-M Library's Proxy Server Bookmarklet to your desktop, laptop or mobile device.

    • This plug-in lets you reload a page using a library connection to gain immediate access — which is especially useful for wireless, cellular or remote (off-campus) access.

Page maintained by Karen Reiman-Sendi
Last modified: 08/28/2014