Off-Campus Access

Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources

The UO Libraries provide access to a wide array of databases, electronic journals, and other electronic resources for the campus community. Eligibility for access to a specific resource is based upon the terms of the licensing agreement signed by the library, which limits off-campus access to current UO students, faculty, and staff. Students, faculty, and staff connecting to electronic resources from off-campus will need to authenticate themselves before access is allowed. Learn more about distance education services.

VPN Client Software

  • The campus VPN (virtual private network) software allows you to connect your computer to the campus network as if you were physically attached to the network when on campus. The client VPN allows you to authenticate one time, with access to all library resources as long as you remain logged in. To use the client VPN, you will need to download and install a small application.

Download the client VPN software.

Using the VPN software with Windows

  1. Click the Start menu, then All Programs, then Cisco, then Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, then the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.
  2. In the Connect to box, enter uovpn.uoregon.edu if the box is empty.
  3. In the Username box, enter your Duck ID.
  4. In the Password box, enter your Duck ID password.  @uoregon.edu>
  5. Click the Connect button.
  6. You are now connected and can use network-related applications. A green O, A green O to show a VPN connection , may display in your taskbar. 
  7. To disconnect, locate the green O icon in the system tray, right-click on it and select "Disconnect".

Using the VPN software with Mac OS X

  1. Open the Applications folder, then the Cisco folder. Double-click the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client to start the program.
  2. In the Connect to box, enter uovpn.uoregon.edu if the box is empty.
  3. In the Username box, enter your Duck ID.
  4. In the Password box, enter your Duck ID password.
  5. Click the Connect button.
  6. You are now connected. The VPN software will display a green O, A green O shows VPN connection, in the menu bar at the top of your monitor.
  7. To disconnect, find the green O icon on the right side of the menu bar. Click on the green O and select "Disconnect". The icon will turn red to indicate you are no longer connected.

Library Proxy Software

  • When a database or electronic resource link is selected, patrons are taken to a library Web page that verifies their eligibility to use licensed resources.  To authenticate through the proxy software, use the "Login with your DuckID" button, after clicking on a link for a library resource.  When prompted, enter your DuckID and DuckID password.

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Created by snb on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Aug 8, 2013