The Library licenses thousands of electronic resources, including databases, ebooks, and journals. As part of these license agreement, many of these are not available to the general public. Off-campus, you must use VPN to access them. This identifies you as a UC San Diego student who can use these resources. Otherwise, you could be prompted to login to these sites, or asked to pay for content, which we do not want you to do.
Below is a short video that will walk you through the process of installing and using the AnyConnect VPN client to access the online databases, ebooks, and journals from off campus. You can download the VPN client from https://library.ucsd.edu/computing-and-technology/connect-from-off-campus/index.html. VPN also requires the Duo 2-Step Login (more about using Duo with VPN). NOTE: The video is based on a VPN installation for Windows 10; it may look different with other operating systems, particularly on mobile devices..
If you are located on-campus, make sure that you are connected to the UCSD-Protected wifi.
If you are located off-campus, start by setting up VPN AnyConnect on your device.