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September 1, 2009 New Off-Campus library access
In order to provide easier access to the many databases and resources to which the Library subscribes, the library is implementing an off-campus database authentication method called EZ-Proxy. While currently in pilot test mode, the EZ-Proxy system will allow Stevens faculty, staff and students to easily access the library databases from off-campus without a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.
Accessing library databases from on campus will remain unchanged: simply go to the online resources list from the library website, or visit the database website directly. When off-campus, you will be prompted for your Stevens Pipeline username and password before entering a database. (You will only need to enter your information one time per browser session.) Once authenticated, you will have the same access to the databases as if you were on campus or signed into a VPN.
Please note: you will still be able to connect to the Stevens network through a VPN, and VPN connections will still be supported by the IT department. However, it will no longer be necessary to use a VPN in order to access the library databases. For more information, please see the library instructions for accessing resources from off campus.
Because this system is still in pilot test mode, please feel free to contact the library with any comments or questions you have about off-campus access and the EZ-proxy system. Comments can be directed to Barbara Arnett, Web Services Librarian at 201-216-5382, firstname.lastname@example.org.