EZProxy was created to allow libraries to provide their users with easy access to licensed databases that would otherwise require logging in with your Western account. By using the EZProxy tool in OWL, you can directly access online documents that the university has purchased without logging in, even when users are off-campus. Instructors can enter the URLs of articles for their course into OWL. The information entered into OWL is translated by EZProxy into a link that students can use to view course articles.


  • To access this tool, select EZProxy Library Link from the Tool Menu in the site.

    Screenshot of OWL Calendar tool, displays link to access tool from side navigation.