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 connect your computer to the UCSD network.
There are two different ways to do this, depending on what you need and what kind of network account you have. Please note: the library is not in a position to obtain or check logins on behalf of users.
1. Proxy server
2. Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Can't use either of those because your computer is too locked down?
If you are using a computer that is completely locked down to where you cannot change any settings or install software, you might want to try the WebVPN. This goes entirely through your web browser with nothing to install. Like the regular VPN, this requires an Active Directory login, so you should make sure to have that login before trying this. Start at https://vpn.ucsd.edu, choose EasyConnect, and then type our Web address into the location box, http://biomed.ucsd.edu and confine all your web browsing to the VPN window. Please be aware that some of our databases including Web of Science do NOT work properly via the WebVPN. If you would like information on this alternative, please contact the Biomedical Library reference desk at (858) 534-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The proxy server, and VPN services described above are all provided by Adminstrative Computing and Telecommunications' (ACT) Network Operations unit. If you have questions about your password, compatibility with your particular hardware/operating system/firewall setup, or other technical questions relating to getting the service configured, please contact them.
If you are having a problem with a particular database, e-journal or other library resource, please contact us!
Last updated: 9/14/2011