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How do I connect to UVA library resources from off-Grounds?

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Access to UVA-licensed resources such as online books, journals, and databases (e.g. UpToDate; Ovid MEDLINE) is restricted to UVa faculty, staff, and students. To access these resources when off-Grounds, you have several options. 

Step by Step

Option 1: UVA Proxy Server

The proxy server allows you to access library resources from off-Grounds by logging in via NetBadge (your UVa computing ID and your Netbadge password).

To use the proxy to connect from off-Grounds:

  1. You must access the licensed resource from a library page. Start at either HSL or any UVA Library homepage, then find the book or article you need via one of our tools (e.g. PubMed, E-Journals, E-books).
  2. When prompted for Netbadge, log in with your UVA computing ID and your Netbadge password.

Option 2: Browser Bookmarklet

Install the Moore Access browser button. This will allow you to authenticate (e.g. log in) to UVA-licensed resources in Google or any non-UVA site.

Want access from your iOS mobile device? Install the Mobile Moore Access button.

Option 3: UVA Anywhere

UVA Anywhere provides an off-Grounds connection to resources that normally require you to be on Grounds to use. It involves installing software on your computer and running UVA Anywhere before you attempt to access a resource. See installation and use instructions here: Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Help

  • For additional technical help, contact the UVA ITS Help Desk at 434-924-4357.
  • For help with specific resources that don't seem to be working with proxy, contact the Health Sciences Library at Ask Us or at hslref@virginia.edu.
  • Note to Health System VPN users: Many journals and databases cannot be accessed through the Health System VPN connection. Use the methods described above for full access to UVa Library resources from outside the University.
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