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Psychology: Library Orientation

Welcome to the Library

orientation iconLibrary Orientation

Essential Actions

  1. Bookmark the Library website for easy access (
  2. Download the VPN to access licensed content off-campus. VPN also requires the Duo 2-Step login.

tip iconLooking for Textbooks? It is not a practice to purchase course textbooks for our collection. Check Course Reserves to see if your professor has added it for you to access.

About Remote Access and Wifi 

  • 2-step secured - allthruucsd dropdown choiceIf you are working off campus, you need to be connected to the VPN. Sign in to the VPN first and then navigate to Library resources. Any resource with a blue lock icon requires a campus connection through ResNet, the UCSD-PROTECTED Wifi network, or the VPN.
  • If you are on campus, you need to be connected to the campus network via ResNet in the residence halls, campus apartments, or the UCSD-PROTECTED Wifi Network elsewhere on campus.
    • Do not use the UCSD Guest Wifi network; it will not connect you to our electronic resources.
  • When running the VPN, ensure that the Group setting is on 2 Step Secured - Althruucsd. This is the only option from the list that will actually connect you to our licensed online resources. 


VPN Access Notes:

  • After downloading, to find it on your device, search for Cisco AnyConnect

  • When you open the VPN client for the first time, type, then connect

  • Make sure you've selected 2-step secured - allthruucsd as the Group

  • Type in UCSD username and password and click OK

  • Accept invitation in the DUO app

    • Some of you may need to enter your password, a comma, then a 6 digit code form DUO (PASSWORD, XXXXXX)

  • If you are asked to choose your institution or log in to access the full text, your VPN isn’t working.

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