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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 that the Library has licensed for you, such as eBooks, journal article databases, and the full text of articles. When connecting, select the 'althruucsd' setting.
Using the EasyConnect option (WebVPN) is not advised.
About This Guide
This guide is designed to help you in your learning, teaching, and research in biology and related biological sciences.
Please email me if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation.
Before you get started
Roger: The UC San Diego Library Catalog
Search the catalog for books and journals available from the UC San Diego Library. Roger provides information about where print materials are located and includes links to e-books, e-journals and other online resources.
My Library Account
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 (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 questions.