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Using Library Resources from Off-Campus:
A New Solution for UCSD People with Non-UCSD Internet Accounts
Many of the library's Web resources are restricted to allow remote use by UCSD faculty, staff, and students. Until recently, the only way to use these services from home or an off-campus office was to use a UCSD-provided dial-in account for your Internet access. We're happy to announce that there is now a way for you to use our resources from any Internet provider, including high-speed cable modem services.
The solution is a proxy server, managed by Academic Computing Services (ACS). By changing one of the settings in your Web browser, your connection to our resources such as online journals and databases will go through this proxy server, which will "authenticate" you with the providers of these resources on the Web. ACS maintains a very helpful Web page with detailed information on how to set up your Web browser to use the proxy. There are instructions for various versions of Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers.
ACS Proxy information:
One thing to be aware of: you will need to have your UCSD username and password in order to use the proxy server. Everyone at UCSD has this, but if you have not used a dial-in account or a campus popmail account, you may not know what it is. If you do not know what your UCSD username and password are or need other proxy-related assistance, contact ACS' Network Operations unit:
Phone: 534-1857 / Fax: 534-1746 E-mail: email@example.com
Phone Support Hours: 9am - 5pm
Walk-in Support Hours: 10am - 3:30pm, Monday thru Friday
If you have questions about "content" - e.g, online journals or databases, please contact the Biomedical or Medical Center Libraries.
Tel: (858) 534-1201
Medical Center Library:
Tel: (619) 543-6520 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This documentation is for:
Customers who connect to the Internet through the UCSD network and would like their Web browsing to go faster.
Customers who are using non-UCSD ISPs to connect to UCSD services.
UCSD ACS/Network Operations has established a service that simultaneously:
Caches (stores a local copy of) frequently accessed Web sites. This makes it much faster for you to load Web pages that another UCSD user (including you) has looked at recently.
Permits UCSD customers to access Internet services that are restricted to the UCSD community from non-UCSD Internet service providers (such as RoadRunner, AOL, Cox AtHome, etc.). Web resources that become available include:
Library Databases (http://libraries.ucsd.edu/databases.html)
Electronic Journals (http://libraries.ucsd.edu/ejournals.html)
Reference Sources (http://libraries.ucsd.edu/refshelf.html)
WebBT 2000 UCSD Web-based Training System (http://www-cbt.ucsd.edu)
Among the many restricted resources that become accessible are all MELVYL system/CDL article databases (such as MEDLINE, INSPEC, MLA), hundreds of electronic journals from leading scholarly publishers, Academic Universe, JSTOR, and Web of Science.
The UCSD Web Proxy Server/Web Cache can be accessed by making a simple modification to your web browser by following the instructions given below.
In order to use the UCSD Proxy Server you will need to know and provide your UCSD Network Username and Network Password. If you do not know
whether you have a username or password, or if you would like to change your password, please contact our office or visit our web site:
Configuring your web browser:
Instructions for configuring your web browser to use the UCSD Proxy Server differ slightly depending on what kind of personal computer you are using and
what web browser software is installed on your computer. Located below are instructions for most popular web browsers. If you do not see your
configuration listed below, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
In these instructions, when instructed to type in the proxy address type in:
Netscape 3.x (Windows 95/98, Mac OS) - Choose Network Preferences from the Options menu. Select the tab labelled Proxies. Click on the radio button
labelled Automatic Proxy Configuration. In the text box, type in the proxy address (see above). The text box is normally too small, but the text will scroll to
the right as you type.
Netscape 4.x (Windows 95/98, Mac OS) - Choose Preferences from the Edit menu. Select Proxies under the Advanced tab on the left hand side of the
window that is displayed. Click on the radio button labelled Automatic Proxy Configuration. In the text box, type in the proxy address (see above). The text
box is normally too small, but the text will scroll to the right as you type.
Netscape 6 - Netscape 6.x is incompatible with our proxy server due to errors introduced into this version of Netscape.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3 (Windows 3.1) - Only the later versions of Internet Explorer (3.02 and above) support this function. Choose Options from
the View menu. Select the tab labelled Advanced. In the lower left-hand corner, click on the Automatic Configuration button. In the dialog box that is
presented, type in the proxy address (see above).
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 (Windows 3.1, NT, 95) - Choose Internet Options from the View menu. Select the tab labelled Connections. Click on the
button labelled Configure located in the Automatic Configuration section. In the text box labelled URL: type in the proxy address (see above).
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 & 5.5 (Windows 98)
If you connect to the Internet using an analog modem over a phone line:
Choose Internet Options from the Tools menu. Select the tab labelled Connections. Under Dialin Settings select the icon for your Internet
Service Provider so that it is highlighted. Select the Settings... button. Click on the checkbox labelled "Use automatic configuration
script". In the text box labelled Address type in the proxy address (see above). Ensure that the checkbox labelled "Automatically detect
settings" is NOT selected.
If you connect to the Internet using DSL, cable modem, or through a LAN/Ethernet connection:
Choose Internet Options from the Tools menu. Select the tab labelled Connections. Click on
the button labelled LAN Settings. Click on the checkbox labelled "Use automatic configuration script". In the text box labelled Address
type in the proxy address (see above). Ensure that the checkbox labelled "Automatically detect settings" is NOT selected.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 & 5 (Mac OS, including Mac OS X) - Internet Explorer 4.5 & 5 for the Mac OS does not support automatic proxy
configuration. Our office recommends the use of Netscape Communicator 4.76 for those who require proxy authentication.
Using the UCSD Proxy Server:
After configuring your web browser using the instructions given above, close and quit your web browser. You may then launch your web browser and access
web pages as you normally would.
The first time you attempt to access a UCSD web site during your web browsing session, your computer will prompt you for your UCSD network username
In the box labelled "Name:" enter your UCSD network username (do not add the @ucsd.edu segment of your e-mail address). In the box labelled
"Password:" enter your UCSD network password.
You should then be able to access all available UCSD web sites.