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In some library databases the address in the browser window is dynamic or contains a session ID.  Linking or returning to the address may not work.

A persistent link (or "permalink") is a permanent, stable web address for an article.

Important!  Persistent links must begin with the George Fox University proxy address to ensure they will be accessible from off-campus. 


The George Fox Library Proxy address is



Paste a URL after the proxy in the box below and click the button to copy the contents.





Want to find out whether the full text of a subscription-only article or webpage are viewable without having to go through the library homepage? The Libcheck bookmarklet is for you.

What Is It?
Libcheck is a simple script embedded in a web browser bookmark that adds the library's "proxy" prefix to the URL of the webpage you are on.

Clicking on the Libcheck bookmarklet tells your browser to reload the current page with the proxy in front.  From the user perspective, it is as if you are on campus at Fox.

Installation Instructions

Drag or right-click and add this link to your browser's favorites or bookmarks: Libcheck

Create a bookmark manually on a touch device or other browser:

Create a bookmark but make sure the URL includes the following code instead of a web address:


You might see a security alert that the "favorite may not be safe", although it is. Click "yes" to continue.


The bookmarklet is compatible with most web browsers and platforms as long as your bookmarks or favorites allow javascript.

Older versions of Microsoft Edge (prior to Windows 10 v1703) did not allow you to edit the URL of bookmarks; newer versions do allow you to edit the URLs; please update your browser to the latest version.

If the links toolbar is not visible in your browser, you can try to enable it under the View > Toolbars menu

How To Use the Libcheck Bookmarklet

  1. Navigate to a database or webpage that is George Fox-restricted (example).
  2. Click on the Libcheck bookmarklet in your browser's toolbar.
  3. Enter your MyGeorgeFox credentials if required
  4. You'll now be viewing the page through the library's proxy server, and hopefully can see the full text of the article. If not, just request access through interlibrary loan.

In some cases you may need to use the browser's "Back" button to return to the resource URL, not the vendor's login/error page.

Licensed content is provided by a number of vendors and some content may not be purchased directly from the source you are using. In this case you will need to start from the Libraries website or catalog to see if we have access to this resource.

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Proxy Bookmarklet Instructions was created by UW Libraries and is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. See details.