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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.

Off-Campus Access - Web VPN

UC Access Only

When to Use: Ideal method for longer research sessions up to 12 hours. 

How to Connect
Firefox or Chrome browsers are recommended

  • Go to 
  • Select group "SAML" and click "Login"
  • Login using your UC ID username and password (6+2 - same as Canvas)
  • Once logged in, click the link to UC Libraries
  • You will be sent to the libraries home page.
  • You are now connected to the web VPN. DO NOT CLOSE THIS TAB OR PAGE

Get Help: 

  • For help connecting via VPN, visit IT@UC to report issues or call 513-556-4357.
  • Phone: 513-556-4357
  • Toll Free: 866-397-3382

Off-Campus Access - ClinicalKey

To access ClinicalKey PDF full text, first use your UC email to create a personal account in ClinicalKey. After your personal account is registered, you will need to enable Remote Access:

1.)    In the upper right hand corner, hover over your name for your account settings

2.)    Click Remote Access

3.)    Enter your UC email address and click the second option -- "University of Cincinnati--Symplectic Fed Search insttoken API access - production"

4.)    Follow the instructions in the email you will receive

After following these steps, you should be able to access ClinicalKey resources from off campus.

Detailed instructions are available online:

University of Cincinnati Libraries

PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033

Phone: 513-556-1424

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