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■Using EZproxy

About EZproxy

EZproxy is a service contracted by the University of Tokyo allowing members to access electronic resources (databases, e-journals, e-books) from their home or other off-campus locations.

This service is available to members of the University of Tokyo.
For faculty and staff, please see also the UTokyo Portal Guide Book site. Only faculty and staff can access it. To read this article, please log in with your University of Tokyo account. The article is written in Japanese only. 

Sign in

  • You will need to have your UTokyo Account to be able to use EZproxy.
  • Please see this page for UTokyo Account.
  • EZproxy authentication is based on the UTokyo Account when you access the respective title (or top page for some publishers’ sites).

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When using a shared computer (e.g. ECCS terminals)

  • If the message "Stay signed in? Do this to reduce the number of times you are asked to sign in." is displayed when signing in with your UTokyo Account, click "No."

    • If you accidentally click "Yes," please clear your browser's cache and cookies to prevent others from using your account.

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About the service

  • “.utokyo.idm.oclc.org” will be included in the URL when a user is within the EZproxy service.
  • When you are using EZproxy, the URL format notation of the DOI may be rewritten.
    The DOI's URL begins with one of the following:
    https://doi.org/
    http://doi.org
    https://dx.doi.org/
    http://dx.doi.org/
    Please do not use DOIs that have been rewritten by EZproxy as citations.

Sign-out

  • There is no sign-out button. When you finish using EZproxy, please close your browser completely.
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*For more information, please refer to Electronic Resources Usage Policy.

Using databases

  1. Select a database on the "Database List".
     
  2. Click on the "Access to database (EZproxy)".
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  3. You will be taken to the UTokyo Account sign-in page, sign in with your UTokyo Account (10-digit number) and password.
    UTokyo Account
    • If you have already signed in to your UTokyo Account with another service or after using another database, search for a database you want to use in the database list, and click "Access to database (EZproxy)," the sign-in screen will not be displayed.
  4. The top page of the database will be displayed.
    • If the service is not available, a message stating that it is not available will be displayed.
       
  5. When you finish using EZproxy, please close your browser completely.
    • When using a shared computer
    • Some databases have a maximum number that you can access simultaneously. Please log out of the database when you have finished using it before closing your browser.
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Using E-journals and E-books

From E-Journal & E-book Portal (Note: Click here for information on using e-journals and e-books from the University of Tokyo OPAC.)
  1. Access to E-Journal & E-book Portal from the "Database List".
  2. Click on the "Access to Database (EZproxy)".
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  3. You will be taken to the UTokyo Account sign-in page; sign in with your UTokyo Account (10-digit number) and password.
    UTokyo Account
    • If you have already signed in to your UTokyo Account with another service or after using another database, search for a database you want to use in the database list and click "Access to Database (EZproxy)," the sign-in screen will not be displayed.
  4. The E-Journal & E-book Portal will be displayed.
  5. Enter the name of the e-Journal, e-book or ISSN / ISBN you want to access in the search box and click the search button.
    Alternatively, find the platform name from "Search for keywords in e-resources" and click on it.
  6. The search results will be displayed. Only platforms with a green icon "via Off-Campus access service" can be accessed from off campus.
  7. Clicking on the database name or platform name.
  8. The top page of e-Journal or e-book will be displayed.
    • If the top page of publisher's website is displayed, please search again by title, etc.
    • If the service is not available, a message stating that it is not available will be displayed.
  9. When you finish using EZproxy, please close your browser completely.
    • When using a shared computer
    • Some databases have a maximum number that you can access simultaneously. Please log out of the database when you have finished using it before closing your browser.
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Using papers

From TREE
  1. Access TREE from the "Database List"
  2. Click on the "Access to database (EZproxy)".
  3. You will be taken to the UTokyo Account sign-in page; sign in with your UTokyo Account (10-digit number) and password.
    • If you have already signed in to your UTokyo Account with another service or after using another database, search for a database you want to use in the database list and click "Access to database (EZproxy)," the sign-in screen will not be displayed.
  4. The TREE will be displayed.
  5. Enter the name of paper you want to access in the search box and click the search button.
  6. Make sure the paper you want to use is marked as online and has a green icon. Click on the title of the paper.
  7. The paper's page on the publisher's website will be displayed.
    • If the service is not available, a message stating that it is not available will be displayed.
  8. When you finish using EZproxy, please close your browser completely.
    • When using a shared computer
    • Some databases have a maximum number that you can access simultaneously. Please log out of the database when you have finished using it before closing your browser.

Contact

Ask Service

  • about how to use databases, e-journals and e-books

 

UTokyo Account

  • about UTokyo Account