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Browser-specific configuration or a Virtual Private Network installation is required to access UCLA restricted databases, electronic journals, or e-books from off-campus. Our license agreements for electronic resources require that we only provide off-campus access to current UCLA students, faculty, and staff.
- Proxy Server: A setting in your browser which temporarily diverts you to a UCLA logon page when you access a restricted site.
- Virtual Private Networking (VPN): A program you can download and install. The VPN software must be logged on manually before you access a restricted site. It allows all programs on your computer to access licensed databases, including non-browser programs like EndNote.
- Mednet VPN: Download, installation, and configurations of the VPN client for mednet users.
**Please note: Users from the West Los Angeles VA will need to use the VPN client to access library resources from off-campus. The VA national network does not allow proxy server access.
- Virtual Private Networking (VPN) for Mobile Devices: Configuration to built-in virtual private network client on mobile devices.
Please contact Bruin OnLine technical support if you have any problems setting up or using the proxy server or VPN.
**All campus wireless networks and physically connected computers to the campus networks (including the residence halls) have full access to online subscription databases.