Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources

The UO Libraries provide access to 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.

There are two off-campus access options: 

VPN (Virtual Private Network) Service

  • The campus VPN service allows you to connect your computer to the campus network as if you were physically 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.

  • If you need assistance installing or connecting to the client VPN software, staff at the Information Services Technology Service Desk can help you resolve the problems and get access.
  • Note: If your research includes searching in LibrarySearch, which includes electronic articles, e-books, and other licensed digital content, it is best to first log into the VPN before beginning your search to ensure that you see all resources that are available to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Library Proxy Service

  • 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 service, 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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