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Health Sciences Online Learners

A starting point for all health sciences online learners.

New UC VPN Software

UC is transitioning to the new VPN software Cisco AnyConnect by March 1, 2019. 

Go to to access the UC AnyConnect client application installers.

Step-by-step setup instructions for downloading and installing the UC AnyConnect VPN software

After installation, log into the VPN software on your computer/device using your UC central login and then open a browser window to start your research session.

Both AnyConnect and Pulse Secure will work until March 1, 2019.  After March 1st, only AnyConnect will work.

What's in this guide

This guide will help you to complete assignments for your online courses.

  • Off-campus access - log into the proxy server or the VPN to access UC resources
  • Search effectively - links to tutorials on effective online searching. 
  • How to find - how to find articles, books, journals and databases on the HSL website
  • Journals - tips on finding journals and full text articles online.
  • Cite sources - links to style guides, information on citation formatters and plagiarism prevention tips.
  • Can't get it online? - tips on getting articles not available online in full text and getting print books.
  • Software, images, and tutorials - links to software ordering information, image resources, and tutorials
(Acknowledgements: this guide was modified from the UCL Resources for Distance Learners guide.)
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