Most of our e-journals, e-books, databases, and electronic reserve materials are restricted so that only current UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students can use them off campus. To do this, you must configure your electronic device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer) to use the VPN AnyConnect.
Select 2-Step Secured - Allthruucsd from the "Group" drop-down menu when authenticating.
UC Library Search, accessible from the search box on the library's homepage, helps you locate books, film, music, maps, and various other materials at the UC San Diego Library and beyond. It also contains a limited number of online journals and newspaper articles. You may search by keyword, title, and author, and filter your search to what is available online. You can also place an interlibrary loan request through UC Library Search for materials at other UC campuses or libraries worldwide using your Single Sign-On credentials.
UC Library Search does not include all the content to which the Library subscribes. To extend your search, try a database. The database you use depends on the topic or subject you have chosen and the type of information you need to access. You may choose among broad subject areas (e.g., biology, art, political science, etc.), as well as interdisciplinary databases or ones that search across multiple disciplines.
You must also be logged into the VPN to access the information for any database with a blue lock icon.