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How do I connect to UVa library resources from off-Grounds using any search tool?


Access to UVa-licensed resources such as online books, journals, and search tools (e.g.Ovid MEDLINE) is restricted to UVa faculty, staff, and students. To access these resources from outside UVa, you will need to use the UVa proxy server and log in via Netbadge. For UVa-level access from Google, PubMed, or any non-UVa site to library resources, follow the instructions below to install the Moore Access browser button .

Step by Step: 
  1. Select the button installation method for your browser:
    • Firefox: right-click the following link, then select Bookmark This Link:
      Moore Access
    • Internet Explorer: right-click the following link, then select Add to Favorites...
      Moore Access
    • Safari: drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar:
      Moore Access
    • Google Chrome: drag the following to your bookmarks toolbar:
      Moore Access
    • iPhone and iPad: please see the mobile button instructions.
  2. Navigate to the UVa-licensed resource you want to access, via Google or your search tool of choice.
  3. Click the button you just installed in your toolbar.
  4. Log in via Netbadge when prompted, and access the resource. 
  5. Doesn't work? Check VIRGO to make sure UVa licenses the resource you wish to access. Still doesn't work? Ask a Librarian or email
  • Make sure Javascript and cookies are enabled in your browser.
  • For help with accessing restricted Library resources from outside the University, Ask a Librarian or
  • For additional help, check out the ITS proxy information page or contact the ITS Help Desk at 434-924-4357 for more information.
  • Prefer not to install the button? See the regular instructions for off-Grounds access via a UVa Library page: they work on mobile devices of any type, as well as laptop and desktop computers.
  • Want a Moore Access button for your iOS device? See the instructions for Moore Access mobile button.