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About This Guide

This guide covers information on searching for and accessing dissertations and theses from UC San Diego, University of California, and other US and international universities.

Some of these resources are freely available, while others are licensed for UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students only. This includes ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

VPN for Off-Campus Access

The Library licenses thousands of electronic resources, including databases, ebooks, and journals. Many of these resources are only available to UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff due to license agreements.

  • If you are located on-campus, you may access these resources by making sure that you are connected to the UCSD-Protected wifi.
  • If you are located off-campus, you may access these resources by setting up VPN AnyConnect on your device.
    • When connecting via VPN, select 2-step secured althruucsd option from the group menu. VPN also requires DUO 2-step authentication each time

Setting up VPN helps identify you as a member of the UC San Diego community, so you can use these resources rather than being prompted to login or pay for content. If you need help connecting from off-campus, follow our instructions and troubleshooting tips!