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Connect from Off-Campus

Remote access to the UCI Libraries' licensed online resources is available to current UC Irvine students, faculty & staff. In order to use these resources you must be "authenticated" (recognized as a valid user) by the UCI campus network.  Your login/password is your UCINetID. To activate, click here. For further assistance, call OIT at (949) 824-2222 or visit the OIT Help Desk page.

Answer my questions about the Virtual Private Network (VPN).


Web VPN (Login now) Software VPN (Download now)
Notes

On the WebVPN login screen, leave the option
for GROUP set to "Default". For more info, click here.

Add the address vpn.uci.edu and select "UCI Full" when you run the VPN software.
For more info, click here.
Advantages

* Does not require you to download additional software.

* Access such non-web based online resources as Scifinder Scholar from off-campus.
* Access the pages that are inaccessible via the WebVPN.
Limitations

As of March 2013, users will experience problems using ProQuest databases via the WebVPN.  Please use the software version of the VPN instead.  Questions? Please contact the Reference Desk at 949.824.4976.

 

* Web pages may load more slowly.
* WebVPN may not access the following page(s):

  • ARTstor
  • Chemical Society Reviews
  • China Online Journals (COJ)
    Please note: you can search or browse China Studies Online to access the full-text of articles that are also in COJ
  • Dance in Video
  • E-Books in the ebrary collection
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online titles
    Please note: The database ECCO does work with the WebVPN, and you may access individual titles by browsing or searching the database.
  • Filmakers Library Online
  • Gartner
  • MDConsult
  • Naxos Music Library
  • Naxos Music Library. Jazz
  • Opera in Video
  • PubMed
  • Science of Synthesis
  • Theatre in Video
  • Web of Science

* Please note: Windows users and Intel-based Mac users running 10.5 (leopard) can access the following databases from the WebVPN front page links:

  • ARTstor
  • Science of Synthesis
  • Dance in Video
  • Filmakers Library Online
  • Theatre in Video
  • Opera in Video
  • PubMed

* Please note: Windows users running IE can access the following databases from the WebVPN front page links:

  • MDConsult
  • Web of Science

* Please note: Windows users running IE8 might experience difficulty accessing some websites and/or downloading material.  If this occurs, please try Firefox as an alternate web browser.

If you experience problems connecting we suggest that you try a different browser, unless noted otherwise here.  If you continue to experience problems, please contact OIT.

* Requires download and installation of free client software.

* Some home wireless networks may not be able to utilize the Software VPN.

* Please note: Windows users running IE8 might experience difficulty accessing some websites and/or downloading material.  If this occurs, please try Firefox as an alternate web browser.