Off-Campus Access

Most of our e-journals and databases are restricted so that only current UCSD faculty, staff, and students can use them from off-campus. In order to get access to these resources from an off-campus computer, you need to use one of the options below.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

VPN AnyConnect (client)

VPN AnyConnect is the preferred way to access Library resources from off-campus. However, you cannot use AnyConnect if you cannot load client software on your computer.

Download VPN AnyConnect for:

VPN EasyConnect (web-based)

VPN EasyConnect does not require you to install any software on your computer. It is fast and simple to use, however there are some caveats:

  • EasyConnect does not work with the following resources:
    • ProQuest databases
    • ArtSTOR
    • SciFinder
    • PubMed
    • Reaxsys
  • You cannot type URLs into your browser's address bar
  • You cannot use bookmarks

To use EasyConnect,

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your Active Directory (AD) username and password.
  3. Select EasyConnect from the Group drop-down menu, and click Sign On.

    You can now access resources by typing a URL in the Address field, like

Proxy Server

The proxy server can be used for access to e-journals and web-based databases.

UC San Diego username & password are required for both options. See Getting or Changing Your UCSD Password if you don't know your username/password.

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