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Library Resources and the VPN

This page contains information about how to access Library resources from off campus, both with and without the CITES VPN.

The requirements

For many of the Library's online resources, having a University IP address is enough to permit access.

Remote access requires that you be actively affiliated with the University as a student, faculty, or staff.  For those things, you have to use either the VPN Tunnel All profile or the Library proxy.

Note: If you choose the Library Gateway and EZ Proxy system, you should not use the VPN at the same time.

The options

VPN with Tunnel All profile

When you use the Tunnel All profile, all your network activity (including Library resources, Google, Facebook, and more) will pass through the VPN servers and receive an on-campus IP address.

To use the Tunnel All profile:

  1. Start the VPN client.
  2. In the field that says Split Tunnel, change your selection to Tunnel All.
  3. Log in as usual with your NetID (or guest ID) and AD password (or guest password).

See About VPN Profiles for more information about the different profile types.

Library Gateway and EZ Proxy

You can search for materials through the Library Gateway in order to receive full access. Most library electronic resources are available through the gateway, and restricted-access materials will prompt you to log in through the proxy system.

See About the Proxy Server for more information about the Library proxy server and its use.

For more information on accessing Library electronic resources, please contact the Library reference desk.

 

Last updated Monday, August 11, 2014, 4:03 pm