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Access Library Resources from Off-campus

Using the OCA Proxy

When should I use OCA Proxy instead of the Campus VPN?

What do I need in order to use OCA?

  • Your activated library barcode number
  • Your last name (include any suffixes like “Jr.,” etc.)

How do I activate my library card?

What is my library barcode number?

  • Your barcode number is on your university ID 
  • Use the entire 14-digit number

Troubleshooting OCA Proxy

I can’t log in to OCA Proxy:

 

I can’t log in to a journal or database

  • You shouldn’t have to log in to journals or databases when you are using OCA
    • Exception: SciFinder Scholar - see below for details
  • Make sure you are logged in to OCA and reload the page
  • Check Cruzcat to make sure the journal is in our collection
  • Ask a Librarian for help

 

I can’t log in to SciFinder Scholar

  • You need a username and password to access SciFinder Scholar Web in addition to using the Campus VPN or OCA Proxy.

Register for a SciFinder Scholar username and password:

  1. Log in to the Campus VPN or OCA Proxy
  2. Go to the SciFinder Registration page
  3. Use your ucsc.edu email address to register for a SciFinder Scholar username and password

 

I can’t get past my firewall to access the OCA Proxy

ITS Support Center

OCA Bookmarklet

Reload any page through the OCA Proxy

  1. Drag and drop this OCA bookmarklet link into your browser’s bookmark toolbar
  2. When you visit a journal website or find an article, click the OCA toolbar link to reload the page through the OCA Proxy

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