Off-Campus Access

Off-campus access to most UC San Diego Library e-journals and databases is restricted to current UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students. To access these resources from an off-campus computer, 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 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.

    To access Library resources, enter the Library's homepage by typing in the Address field.

Proxy Server

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

Your UC San Diego username and password are required for both options. If you don't know your username or password, help is available. Faculty and staff members go to Accounts and Passwords.  Students may go to the ACMS Account Lookup Tool. 

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