How to Connect From Off Campus:
Kathryn A. Martin Library IP-Authenticated Services
the Library offers a large number of online research tools. Due to licensing agreements their use is generally restricted to current UMD students, faculty, and staff. Electronic documents placed on Course Reserve are also restricted. To use these restricted resouces, select one of the options below.
Option 1. Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to UMD
You can connect securely to University resources from a non-UMD connection (such as cable, DSL, or a wifi hot spot) by using VPN (Virtual Private Network). UMD's VPN service makes your computer or device appear as though it is directly attached to the UMD network, giving you the same security and direct access to restricted resources that you have while on campus. Here are instructions for installing VPN.
Once VPN is installed, you can turn it on when you need it, and turn it off when you don't. VPN software encrypts and routes your Internet communications through UMD. Troubleshooting tips for VPN.
Option 2. The UMD EZproxy server
If you are just using library
web pages or doing email, VPN may not be needed. If you don't have VPN or choose not to turn it on, and you try to use one of the Library's licensed databases,
you'll be asked to enter your UMD username and password. Please note that many of the database providers have their own login screens, but if it detects that you're on a non-UMD connection, you should be routed to a UMD-branded UMD EZproxy login prompt. Just type your UMD internet ID and password and you'll gain access. Troubleshooting
tips for the EZproxy server.