E-Resource Access Changes

Here is some information about important updates to the way you access library e-resources at UofT.

What’s Changing:

Due to recent network upgrades by Central ITS, the method for accessing certain library e-resources has changed. These changes notably affect those connected to the UofT wireless network and/or UTORvpn. 

  • Direct access to some e-resource platforms like Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and the American Chemical Society is no longer available from these networks. 
  • Users must now access these e-resources through the library catalogue, facilitated by our internal electronic resource service, EZProxy. 

Why It Matters:

The network changes have made it challenging to manage reports of excessive downloads due to potential information piracy, prompting vendors to potentially limit our access to e-resources.

What You Need to Do: