Off-campus access

HNU students and university staff can access our e-books and databases off campus: Log in via EZproxy by entering your HNU computer credentials, then choose the source you want to use.

Frequently asked questions about EZproxy

How do I use EZproxy?

Just use your HNU credentials to log in via EZproxy. Then choose your search entry point and click your way through from then on: EZproxy is active only in the EZproxy cover page and every new tab that can be opened by clicking a hyperlink from there. Tabs that have already been open do not become validated in retrospect.

EZproxy achieves this redirection by adding the prefix "" to your respective URL. You lose this prefix by clicking on links that lead you out of our licensed sources.

A valid EZproxy session will always contain the prefix "ezproxy" in the URL. If your current URL does not contain this prefix anymore, you're session is not valid either.

Always avoid the following actions in order to keep a valid session:

  • clicking on bookmarks/favourites in your browser
  • entering URLs manually
  • opening empty tabs

All of the aforementioned actions let you leave the EZproxy environment and force you to restart your session.

I cannot access a specific online content. What should I do?
  1. Please check whether there is still a "ezproxy"-prefix somewhere in your URL. If not, there is no valid EZproxy session. Please restart from EZproxy and click until you reach the desired online content.
  2. If you lose your session during the aforementioned click path again (i. e. if at some point your URL does not contain the "ezproxy"-prefix anymore), please send an e-mail to Timo Guter. Please name the online content (author, year, title) and the URL which has been displayed in your browser. Mr. Guter will then check whether the content is part of our licensed collection. If so, he will make a complaint to the EZproxy provider until access is granted again.





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