Accessing Journals in Papers2 via Cornell Proxy

September, 2011

Papers2 is a fairly nice way to manage your scientific articles. Although I also recommend the cross-platform open alternative Zotero.

My library institution is Cornell University and accessing articles off campus requires circumventing the pay-wall via a proxy. I spent the time figuring out how to do this from within Papers via the Cornell proxy. Unfortunately, this guide will reach a small audience and may be redundant with information already on the internet - however, I would have found it very useful two hours ago.

So, to get Papers2 setup for the Cornell system,

go to: File -> Preferences

Then select the "Access" menu:

Select Cornell University from the dropdown menu:

Lastly, and most importantly, you will need to specify Cornell's proxy in the region circled below:

In the circled region put:

You will now be able to access MOST journal services and articles. Note that Web of Science will probably not work, so you will need to locate your journals through other services such as Google Scholar, PubMed, IEEExplore, etc.