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This guide provides links to resources and services for Biology faculty, staff, and students.
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Off-Campus Access & Wireless

Most of the resources listed on this guide have been 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 the proxy or VPN.

  • Proxy
    Make a simple change to your web browser settings to enable off-campus access for most of our databases and all e-journals and e-books.
  • 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.
  • UCSD Encrypted Wireless
    Use the UCSD-ENCRYPTED wi-fi network to access UCSD-licensed resources on your laptop or iPhone anywhere on campus. (UCSD students, faculty, staff only)

About This Guide

This guide is designed to help you start your research in biology and related biological sciences.  Please use the tabs above to discover and link to great resources that the UC San Diego Library is providing for your research.

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 demonstration or explanation of resources in these areas.

Things you should know before you get started with your research

  • Roger: The UC San Diego Library Catalog
    Search the catalog to find out what books and journal titles the UCSD Library owns. The catalog will provide information about where to find the material and 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. To get started, you will need to create your PIN.
  • Creating your PIN
    You will need to create your PIN to use My Library Account services.
  • Ask-a-Librarian
    I am always available to help you, but you can also use any of our Ask-a-Librarian services including 24/7 chat.
  • Biomedical Library web page
    The Biomedical Library webpage will be retired in a few months, but all the resources and services linked from this page will be available from the main Library page.

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