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Connect to Library Resources Off-Grounds

There are several ways to connect to the libraries' online books, journals, and databases from off-Grounds:

Library Website UVA Anywhere VPN LibKey Nomad Plugin

Starting on the library's website invokes the "proxy server" which will allow you to login with your UVA credentials to get to our resources.

  1. Access the ebook, journal, or database from links on any library webpage, including the Health Sciences Library or UVA Library.
  2. When prompted for Netbadge, log in with your UVA computing ID and your Netbadge password
Pro Tip: when searching PubMed, be sure to use the library's PubMed link - this will provide "Find@UVA" links on your results to connect you to UVA journal subscriptions.

UVA Information Technology Services provides VPN technology to give authorized UVA users (including students) secure, authenticated access to restricted resources, some of which are limited to on-Grounds use.

  1. Follow instructions on how to download the UVA ANywhere VPN
  2. Launch the VPN before accessing library resources. Click on ebook, journal, or database content and you should have seamless access as if you were on Grounds.
  3. For help with installation or use, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 434-924-4357.
Note: if you have Health System VPN access (e.g. for Epic), please note that this is not the same as the UVA VPN, and may not provide access to all library resources.

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that offers links to PDFs while browsing certain pages such as PubMed, WOS, publisher websites, and Wikipedia.

Install LibKey Nomad and you'll get a "Provided by University of Virginia" button on articles. Click to get to the full PDF.

If LibKey Nomad can not find the article, you will be brought to a page where you can select to submit the citation to our Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL). All the information will automatically populate in the ILL form.

Finding Evidence Summaries

These sources review other materials, mostly journal articles, to provide a synthesized account of the best literature on a topic. Often a good starting point for your research.

Finding Biomedical and Health Literature

Finding Interdisciplinary Literature

Multi-Database Interfaces

These interfaces allow you to search collections of library databases at once.

Complete List of All UVA Library Databases

Finding Social Science Literature

See more Psychology and Social Science databases via the University Library Subject Guides.

Finding Policy and Public Affairs Literature

Provides dedicated coverage of 15 policy areas spanning the entire policy landscape and include: Agriculture, Budget & Appropriations, Campaigns, Cybersecurity, Defense, Education, eHealth, Energy, Financial Services, Health Care, Labor & Employment, Tax, Technology, Trade, and Transportation. Its reporters and editors are the most distinguished and expert in their field.

Access to timely, updated information for over 75 public policy topics from over 350 public policy think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities. Most records link directly to the full-text report, paper, document, or other source.

See more Public Policy databases via the University Library Subject Guides

Conducting Systematic Reviews

See our guide to Systematic Review Resources and Services for information on literature databases, citation management, and expert help.

Finding Datasets

Need access to freely available data to analyze or run statistical analyses? Check out a few, common sources as well as a link to many more:

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