Answered By: Robert Sebek
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2017     Views: 570

The majority of our subscribed resources, including databases, ejournals, and ebooks, do not have individual password access. Instead, we use the Off Campus Sign In system or the VPN to authenticate off campus users and pass them through to these resources. You use Off Campus Sign In automatically by using links to our resources on the library website.

Install our LibX browser plugin to get a menu that will reload the page your are currently on through Off Campus Sign In--no backtracking from a library web page to your restricted content. This saves a lot of time when using Google Scholar or other open search engines.

Remember, never enter your PID and password on a site. Third party sites, including library subscribed databases and ejournals, have absolutely no access to Virginia Tech's passwords; entering your password on these sites will just reveal your password to that third party. This is one way people unwittingly give others access to their passwords. Don't do it.

The Virtual Private Network connects you directly to the campus network. Be sure to select the option to route all traffic through the VPN (and not just traffic to on-campus servers).