Off-Campus Access

OHSU faculty, staff, and enrolled students who have an OHSU network username and password must use it to access the Library's electronic resources from off-campus. 

Affiliate faculty who do not have an OHSU network username and password may access Library's electronic resources from off-campus using a barcode

Oregon Licensed Health Professionals can access a limited suite of resources funded by the Oregon Medical Board.
There isn't one. You must use the links to all e-resources from the library pages in order for the off campus access to work. When you click on the link, the system will prompt you to log in.
How to access the library's electronic resources from off-campus?
Linking into library subscription databases requires a URL that will take users through our proxy server first to verify that they are authenticated users.
  1. Recommended Method: Start your search from the main library page.
    Go to:
    Search the catalogs using the quick Search box or the Library Search link from the top navigation bar or select one of the databases from the database list.
    When you click on a link to an article, database, ebook, etc, the system will prompt you to log in.


  1. Optional Method: Not starting from the Library website.
    If for some reason, you'd like to access full text via direct links sent to you (ex: Ovid eTOC email links) that don't have the ezproxy prepend, please use one of the tools below:
  • Install one of the tools available below for the browser you're using either:
    • Internet Explorer or Firefox
      Install EZproxy bookmarklet by dragging this button to your bookmarks toolbar
      reload_via_ezproxy or simply right click on this button and select Add to Favorites.
    • Or Google Chrome
      Go to Chrome web store at
    • Search and install Chrome extension named “EZProxy Redirect”.
    • A new icon named "Reload through EZProxy" should appear to the right of Chrome's toolbar.
    • Right-click the new icon and select Options.
    • Select OHSU from the list of schools or manually enter "$@" to the EZProxy URL box and click Save.
  • After you have one of the tools above installed, when you click on one of the direct links to full text, and when you have a journal page showing, click the bookmarklet "Reload via Ezproxy" you created in your browser Favorites or the "Reload through EZProxy" button you installed in Chrome.  It should redirect you to the EZProxy login prompt.
  1. Last Method: If none of the tools above would work for you, you can build your own link.
    This is the method to manually generate proxy URLs:
  • Find the permanent URL you would like to use for the article, ebook, etc. (ex: Ovid eTOC email links). 
    Note: please make sure you are copying a permanent URL, not a session-specific URL.
  • Copy that permanent URL to notepad or any text editor.
  • Add the proxy prefix "" to the front of that permanent URL.
  • Copy and paste the final link into your browser's address bar.  The system will prompt for proxy login and then redirect you to the resource only if the OHSU library does own it.
  • For example:
    The regular non-proxy link for Ovid is: (this link would only work for on-campus access but not off-campus)
    For off campus access, the final link with proxy prefix would be:

Need help or have problems logging in off-campus? 

  • If you are a paid OHSU faculty or staff or an enrolled student, please use your OHSU network username and password. If you receive a “wrong username or password” error, or if you forgot your password, please contact the Help Desk at 503-494-2222 for help.  If you receive any other errors, please contact us by filling out this form.
  • If you don’t have an OHSU network account, or if you are a non-OHSU patron who is a licensed Oregon health professional, please use your library barcode.  If you have problems or forgot your barcode, please contact us by filling out this form