Answered By: Robert Sebek Last Updated: Dec 12, 2019 Views: 617
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 the LibKey Nomad browser extension for access to library resources. It's our replacement for LibX. Simply install the extension from the Chrome web store. During the installation process, you'll be asked to identify your library; simply search for Virginia Tech. This saves a lot of time when using Google Scholar, PubMed, or other open search engines.
Remember, never enter your PID and password on a non-vt.edu 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. When using the VPN, be sure to select the option to route all traffic through the VPN (not just connections to servers on campus).