August 2020: Welcome! Attending UVA PHS classes online from off-Grounds? Not a problem - nearly all our electronic resources are available to you no matter where you are, and we at your library are here to help via e-mail, videoconferencing, or phone. Just use our Ask Us form to get in touch.
Consult these pages for help finding data and information, or, if you'd prefer a one-page handout, download our guide below:
Need to choose a tool to manage your references, citations and PDFs? See our guide on Citation Managers (including information on how to configure them to retrieve PDFs).
There are two primary ways to connect to the libraries' online books, journals, and databases from off-Grounds:
|Library Website||UVA Anywhere VPN|
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.
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.
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:
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.
These interfaces allow you to search collections of library databases at once.
Complete List of All UVA Library Databases
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