Research Remix

December 29, 2008

Papers authentication for University of Pittsburgh

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heather Piwowar @ 12:08 pm

I’ve been using Papers to keep track of research article PDFs on my Mac.  It is fantastic… revolutionizes the way I’m doing mini lit reviews.   Reduces the need to refind papers (a pain even for open access ones), and allows me to search across full-text in a way I hadn’t been doing until now.

(a bit of a pain to keep synched with citeulike and biblio software, but that’s life)

It is especially fantastic now that I’ve found the magic words to let it automatically connect to University of Pittsburgh online resources, making it easier to locate and attach PDFs.  Thanks to the anonymous person who posted this on a random Papers forum thread…. posting it here in case it makes it easier for someone to find via Google.

In Preferences, under authentication url, enter https://sslvpn.pitt.edu and check on the “go to this page when Papers starts” box.

Under library proxy, enter https://sslvpn.pitt.edu/dana/home/launch.cgi?url=%@

When Papers starts, enter your Pitt ID and password and follow your nose.

1 Comment

  1. I was looking for it and worked like magic. Now I can access Pitt’s library when I am home!!
    Thank you so much!!

    Comment by Papers — March 28, 2009 @ 7:22 pm


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