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Off-Campus Access - VPN

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When to Use: Ideal method for longer research sessions lasting up to 4 hours of active use.

VPN Software Installation for Access

Setup instructions for downloading and installing the VPN Pulse Secure software. (The manual installation instructions are more reliable, especially for Macs.)

Once installed, start the SSL VPN client from your computer/device and then launch your browser and begin your research.

Get Help: For help connecting via VPN, browse UCIT Help, call 513-556-4357 or 866-397-3382 (toll free) or Submit a Help Request.

Off-Campus Access - Proxy


When to Use: Ideal for research sessions that require quick and easy access. 

How to Connect: Click on the Proxy Login button to login with your UC ID Username and Central Login PasswordOnce you login, you'll be returned to this guide and can begin your research.

Get Help: Forgot your password? Visit the Password Self Service page or Login Help for more information. 

Affiliates login:

  • UC Health staff: register for access to UC library resources; once registered log in using 988 numbers issued by the HSL.
  • Children's Hospital (CCHMC) staff: log in with last name and CCHMC ID. Get Help: Contact CHMC Pratt Library
  • Physicians with dual UC and CCHMC appointments: log in using the UC central login.
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