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Sciwheel: Full Text via Proxy Server

Guide to registering, setting up, and using the Sciwheel bibliographic citation manager.

Created by Health Science Librarians

Access Full Text Articles via Proxy Server

To Find Proxy Settings Information from Within Sciwheel:

  • Sign in to Sciwheel 
  • Click HELP button top right (from Dashboard, References, or Feeds)
  • Select “Managing References” category on the left
  • Scroll down and select “Accessing full text articles via a proxy server”

A proxy server allows you to access articles as if you were inside your institution. Your proxy URL might already have been set automatically.

Alternatively, you can insert UNC's proxy server information manually:  F1000 account menu

  • Sign in to Sciwheel 
  • Click your initials in the top right corner (from Dashboard, References, or Feeds page).
  • Click My Account in the menu that appears
  • Navigate to the Proxy settings section. You can insert the Proxy URL for UNC here.
    • UNC Chapel Hill:$@
      • ‚ÄčNote that you do not click on or navigate to this URL--you enter it as the proxy URL setting as described above. 
      • Also note that URL shown in screen shot, below, is older and less secure version. Use URL above.
    • You can check for UNC’s and many others here:

F1000 Proxy settings

  • Be sure to click SAVE to keep the proxy code in your account.

The proxy code will allow the Institutional Access button on each article listing to function just like the Find@UNC button.  It will connect you to our subscriptions.  If you are unable to connect to an article, you may need to request the item through Interlibrary Loan.