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Off-Campus Access & Wireless
Most of the resources listed in this guide are licensed by the UC San Diego Library. Off-campus access, as well as on-campus wifi access, is restricted to UC San Diego students, faculty and staff. Follow the links below to enable access on campus using your laptop, or off-campus access using VPN.
UCSD Protected Wireless
Use the UCSD-PROTECTED wi-fi network to access UCSD-licensed resources on your laptop, tablet or phone anywhere on campus. (UCSD students, faculty, staff only)
VPN (Cisco AnyConnect Client)
Download VPN software on your computer to get off-campus access for everything you'd get using the proxy. If you're having problems with proxy, VPN is a good alternative. When connecting, select the 'althruucsd' setting.
Using the EasyConnect option (WebVPN) is not advised.
About This Guide
This guide is designed to help you start your research in biology and related biological sciences. .
You may want to start by looking at the basic information in the box below, and then click on the Top 5 Resources (tab above) for easy access to the most used biology related links; move on to more detailed information by using the Find Books & eBooks, Find Journal Articles, or Methods and Protocols, etc. sections.
Please email me if you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
Before you get started with your research
Roger: The UC San Diego Library Catalog
Search the catalog for the books and journal titles that the UC San Diego Library owns. Roger provides information about where to find items and includes links to e-books, e-journals and other online resources.
My Library Account
To renew your checked-out items, request items to be put on hold, recall items that are checked out by another user, and transfer books from one library building to another one that is closer to you. Create a PIN to get started. .
Creating your PIN
Create a PIN (a password) to use My Library Account services.
I will respond to email queries on weekdays; you can also use any of our Ask-a-Librarian services - including 24/7 chat - for your research and reference questions.