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== Prerequisites ==
 
== Prerequisites ==
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== Clear Cache ==
 
== Clear Cache ==
Follow the screenshots below to clear your Firefox cache
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Follow the screenshots below to clear your Firefox cache.
 
<ol>
 
<ol>
 
[[File:Firefox_shot_1_cache.jpg|500px]]
 
[[File:Firefox_shot_1_cache.jpg|500px]]
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<li>Click on 'Preferences'</li>
 
<li>Click on 'Preferences'</li>
 
[[File:Firefox_shot_2_cache.jpg|500px]]
 
[[File:Firefox_shot_2_cache.jpg|500px]]
<li>Choose the 'Security' pane on the left side</li>
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<li>Choose the 'Privacy' pane on the left side</li>
 
[[File:Firefox_shot_3_cache.jpg|500px]]
 
[[File:Firefox_shot_3_cache.jpg|500px]]
 
<li>Click on the 'clear all current history'</li>
 
<li>Click on the 'clear all current history'</li>
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[[File:Firefox_shot_2_proxy.jpg|500px]]
 
[[File:Firefox_shot_2_proxy.jpg|500px]]
 
<li>Select the 'Automatic proxy configuration URL' option</li>
 
<li>Select the 'Automatic proxy configuration URL' option</li>
<li>Enter https://iodine.tjhsst.edu/www/proxy.pac as the url</li>
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<li>Enter '''https://pac.tjhsst.edu/'''</li>
 
<li>Click 'OK'</li>
 
<li>Click 'OK'</li>
 
</ol>
 
</ol>
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[[File:Firefox_shot_1_test.jpg|500px]]
 
[[File:Firefox_shot_1_test.jpg|500px]]
 
<li>Navigate to https://tjhsst.edu/research-academics/library/databases.html</li>
 
<li>Navigate to https://tjhsst.edu/research-academics/library/databases.html</li>
<li>Select the 'ebrary' database</li>
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<li>Select the 'Ebook Central' database</li>
 
[[File:Firefox_shot_2_test.jpg|500px]]
 
[[File:Firefox_shot_2_test.jpg|500px]]
 
<li>Enter your username and password. The format is <graduating year><first initial><first seven letters of last name>(In the example, the student would be Omkar Kulkarni, Class of 2019)</li>
 
<li>Enter your username and password. The format is <graduating year><first initial><first seven letters of last name>(In the example, the student would be Omkar Kulkarni, Class of 2019)</li>
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<li>'''''You're finished!'''''</li>
 
<li>'''''You're finished!'''''</li>
 
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Latest revision as of 22:26, 26 September 2019

Warning This page is out of date; please refer to https://guides.tjhsst.edu/proxy/firefox.
Warning Remote access is no longer available by proxy. At this time, only the databases listed here in Italics can be accessed off-campus. Some may require a username/password which is noted beside the database on that page. We hope to restore remote access for all.

Prerequisites

NOTE: You MUST have done the following before you can set up your TJ Proxy

  1. Log in at a TJHSST-provided Windows Computer (Laptop or Desktop)

Clear Cache

Follow the screenshots below to clear your Firefox cache.

    Firefox shot 1 cache.jpg
  1. Open the menu by clicking the 3 bars at the top right
  2. Click on 'Preferences'
  3. Firefox shot 2 cache.jpg

  4. Choose the 'Privacy' pane on the left side
  5. Firefox shot 3 cache.jpg

  6. Click on the 'clear all current history'
  7. Firefox shot 4 cache.jpg

  8. Make sure the time range is set to 'Everything' and 'Cache' is selected
  9. Click 'Clear Now'

Configure Proxy

Follow the screenshots below to configure your proxy in Firefox

    Firefox shot 1 proxy.jpg
  1. Navigate to the 'Advanced' tab of the preferences pane
  2. Click on 'Network'
  3. Choose the 'Settings' option under 'Connection'
  4. Firefox shot 2 proxy.jpg

  5. Select the 'Automatic proxy configuration URL' option
  6. Enter https://pac.tjhsst.edu/
  7. Click 'OK'

Test It Out

Note: You MUST use the database links provided at https://tjhsst.edu/research-academics/library/databases.html

    Firefox shot 1 test.jpg
  1. Navigate to https://tjhsst.edu/research-academics/library/databases.html
  2. Select the 'Ebook Central' database
  3. Firefox shot 2 test.jpg

  4. Enter your username and password. The format is <graduating year><first initial><first seven letters of last name>(In the example, the student would be Omkar Kulkarni, Class of 2019)
  5. Firefox shot 3 test.jpg

  6. You should see a page like this, with Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology at the top
  7. You're finished!