If you’ve had issues with accessing paper PDFs at UCSF or CZ Biohub, this is my solution (summarized from https://www.library.ucsf.edu/use/access/):
- Get a UCSF email account by requesting UCSF affiliation: https://hr.ucsf.edu/hr.php/x/files?F=1&cms_id=1012
- Add “Reload via EZ Proxy” to your bookmarks bar - link: void((function()%7Blocation.href%3D%27https://ucsf.idm.oclc.org/login%3Fqurl%3D%27%20%2B%20encodeURIComponent(location.href)%3B%7D)())%3B
- Go to a closed-access paper website
- Hit “Reload via EZ Proxy” in the bookmarks bar and enjoy your PDF!
The EZ Proxy is used across many campuses and may apply to yours as well.