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.

Library Proxy Service

  • When a database or electronic resource link is selected from one of the Libraries' resource pages, users are taken to a Libraries login 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 (the first part of your UO email address before the @ sign) and DuckID password. You should be passed to the resource after authentication.
  • Users can also drag this bookmarklet link: UO Libraries Proxy Bookmarklet to their browser's bookmarks bar, and click on it before attempting to access online journals or articles. This link will also prompt for authentication as above. Please note: not all resources user may encounter will be available through the this method. Please also look for these resources in LibrarySearch or request them through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • Other questions may be directed by email to the library's Systems Department. Email messages normally receive a response within one working day, Monday through Friday.

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.