Guide to research for advanced undergraduate, graduate students and mathematicians
Off-campus access (as well as on-campus wifi access) to most of these licensed electronic resources--databases, e-journals and e-books--is restricted to UC San Diego students, faculty and staff. Make sure to set up your computer to access the e-resources you need.
- Proxy Server
Make a simple change to your web browser settings to enable off-campus access for the electronic resources. For tablets and smartphones, you'll need to use VPN instead.
- VPN (Cisco AnyConnect Client)
Download VPN software on your computer to get off-campus access. A good alternative if you're having problems with proxy. When connecting, select the 'althruucsd' setting. --Using the EasyConnect option (WebVPN) is not advised, and with some databases like SciFinder and Reaxys, it will not work.
- UCSD Encrypted Wireless
Use the UCSD-PROTECTED wifi network to access UCSD-licensed resources on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone anywhere on campus.