The University of Virginia limits access to certain electronic resources such as online journals and databases to affiliates of the University of Virginia as a condition required by the license agreements signed with vendors. Access to these resources is generally restricted to IP address (electronic computer addresses within the physical confines of the University). Access to these resources from outside the University's IP range is managed and governed by University Information Technology Services (ITS) policies.
The University's whois database serves as the source record of those individuals who are authorized to have remote access to library electronic resources. This includes University of Virginia faculty, staff, and students, and staff of the University of Virginia Health System.
Remote access occurs through configuration and use of ITS's methods for remote access, including the proxy server, UVA Anywhere, or UVA Anywhere Lite. See the Library's Connect From Home page for instructions.
The Health System VPN provides remote access for some, but not all journals and databases. Use one of the above methods for full access to UVa Library resources from off-Grounds.
Individuals who have an ongoing non-paid or adjunct appointment with the School of Medicine or the School of Nursing may request to have remote access to electronic resources. Access to licensed resources is always available at the Health Sciences Library.
Host departments for non-paid and adjunct faculty must complete several steps to enable remote access for these individuals:
To create the account, send an email to email@example.com to request that the individual be added to whois for remote access to library resources. The following must be included:
Accounts will be valid for one year, beginning with the date of the request but not to exceed the appointment period. The account will have to be renewed by request from the department at the end of one year.
Additional questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.