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Access Library Resources from On-Campus and Off-campus

Troubleshooting Campus VPN

I'm having problems using or installing the Campus VPN

 

I’m being asked to log in to a journal or database

  • You shouldn’t have to log in to journals or databases when you are using the Campus VPN
    • Exception: SciFinder Scholar - see details below
  • Make sure you are actually logged in to the Campus VPN 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 Campus VPN or Off-campus Access Proxy

Register for a SciFinder Scholar username and password:

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

Campus VPN vs. Off-campus Access Proxy

We recommend using the Campus VPN for accessing library resources from off-campus.

If you are unable to use the Campus VPN, an alternative is OCA Proxy.

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