Proxy Bookmarklet

BU grants off-campus access to its electronic journal subscriptions by providing a proxy that lets you get past various paywalls. This line of javascript saves you up to 5 seconds of valuable research time by shoving the proxy address into a URL for you. Everything here is lifted from UW's equivalent tool.


  1. Drag this BU Proxy Bookmarklet link into your browser's toolbar or bookmarks folder. Alternatively, you can create a new bookmark with the URL field set to


  2. When you are on a page for a protected e-resource, e.g. shameless plug, click on the bookmarklet. It will (probably) redirect you through the proxy server. You might be prompted to log in with your BU credentials.