@Matias, that is not always true. The search engine loads pages
using the proxy, except search results that originate from
I had email contact with Alex and he suggested removing the
exception listed in the settings. After doing this, all search
results use proxy, including the pubmed ones.
@Samsauma, If your university is not listed and you have the
EZproxy URL, email it to the support email address. I did so too
for my university and some hours later, my university was added to
Support Staff9 Posted by matias on 10 Mar, 2011 10:18 AM
Sorry, that is indeed correct, PubMed is by default in the
blacklist for EZProxies! Thanks for pointing that out, ROb. And
Please keep posting those EZProxy servers, we'll add them as fast
as we can.
Support Staff11 Posted by matias on 10 Mar, 2011 10:37 AM
Christophe: the INSERM entry I added yesterday turned out to be
a duplicate -- we have one named "Bibliovie (INIST-CNRS)"
currently. Will rename to BiblioInserm for clarity. We also have
listed as INIST-CNRS. If there's a better descriptive name for
this, please let us know. Thanks for posting the URL!
samsauma: please send us the EZProxy URL for Thomas Jefferson,
Support Staff19 Posted by matias on 10 Mar, 2011 04:52 PM
I've added the Thomas Jefferson University and National
University of Singapore EZProxies, thanks very much!
Mike: the NUS EZProxy turns up later today into the list of
library proxies (it's populated from a central list of EZProxy
servers which we are building up). It will also be available for
all other academics using Papers at NUS, thanks to you. The reason
I ask you to inform us of EZProxy URLs is because it is not
possible for us to test them without knowing the address, and a
valid username and password, hence we rely on users reporting them.
There is no central registry for these library proxy servers
(that's why we're building one now in Papers2).
Thanks very much for adding Vanderbilt's EZProxy server to the list, but it doesn't seem to be working. I chose Vanderbilt from the list, logged in to the library's website in a Papers tab, opened a PubMed search result, followed the link to the journal's website, and hit command-R. The page reloads, but it doesn't seem to be going through the library's proxy server. Opening the same journal's site through EZProxy in Chrome works as expected, though.
Support Staff24 Posted by matias on 12 Mar, 2011 11:27 AM
@akshay: the EZProxy URL is set up as http://proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/login?url=,
as instructed by the site you helpfully forwarded. Are you perhaps
trying to fetch PubMed search results through the proxy? Try
from the "Except for" list in the Access preferences tab. We
disable PubMed by default because many EZProxy servers are
misconfigured not to accept Medline/PubMed URLs.
Just an update: it does send you to the login page for the
University of Minnesota, but logging in just variously gives me a
blank page (seems to be mostly when it comes from a Pubmed search
result), a "page not found" or similar error (Nature and Science
from a Google Scholar result, for a couple of papers), or works OK
in the case of ScienceDirect from a Google Scholar result. All of
these papers work just fine from Papers 1.9.6 or the iPad app.
Support Staff29 Posted by matias on 12 Mar, 2011 03:45 PM
Andy: Let us know if it works with the updated EZProxy URL you
posted (not online yet, will be on Monday the latest). One problem
might be that you're accessing URLs from PubMed searches. By
default we disable using EZProxy for paper URLs coming from the
(medline/pubmed), because many proxy servers are not configured to
accept this and return cryptic error messages to users instead.
Paco: you're correct, sorry for my earlier mistaken post. We're
going to re-introduce a function similar to the
"Login/authenticate' present in Papers 1.x which forces reloading
the page through the proxy.