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Library Resources and Services for Remote Users

The Library has many resources and services that you can access remotely, from ebooks and databases to our online chat service, Ask a Librarian. 

Librarian Consultations: Online and Email

Your Subject Specialist Librarian is available to help you with finding reliable information for assignments, research, and citation guides and tools:

AskChat

Get research help from anywhere! Click on the "Ask a Librarian" button at the bottom of our website to start chatting (find hours here). We can help you:

  • Find resources on a topic
  • Locate a specific book or article
  • Use citation guides

Online resources

When you are off campus, select an online resource and sign in with your Student/Staff ID and Network password when prompted. 

Connecting to Library eResources

To create permalinks and connect to the Library’s online resources, use the following proxy prefix before the URL for an online article or other electronic resource:

http://uproxy.library.dc-uoit.ca/login?url=

Follow these steps to create stable links to Library e-resources from off campus:

  1. Add the proxy prefix to the beginning of the URL:
  2. Delete any dashes or hyphens from the resource’s base URL and replace with dots, following normal URL conventions:
  3. Remove proxy information from the middle of the resource URL, if present:

If you have difficulty or need assistance, please contact reference@ontariotechu.ca for support.

Your Subject Specialist Librarian is available to help you with finding reliable information for assignments, research, and citation guides.  

Copyright Guidelines

Find copyright guidelines and quick tips for shifting your course from in-person to online.

Renewing and Returning Books and Materials

Anyone with items currently on loan may keep them until further notice. Due dates are extended and any late fees will be waived. There is no need to come to campus to return items at this time.

Contact Us

For further assistance, contact us at library@ontariotechu.ca.

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