Fall 2004 Vol. XIX, No. 3

In this issue:

The Director's Report: Computer Education Ctr and Renovation Update

PDA Support

New Proxy Service -
EZ Proxy

Library Classes on Demand

Pubmed Update

Open Access Update and UCONN's BiomedCentral Membership

Web Watcher:
Medical Entomology and Parasitology

New Drug Database: Epocrates Rx Online

Journal Cancellations for 2004

New Books in the Library

Books in Print Online and
Ulrich's Periodical's Directory Online

Update Archives


Editor: Robert M. Joven, MLS Information & Education Services Ext. 8493 E-mail - joven@uchc.edu




New Proxy Service - EZproxy
by Sheryl Bai, MLS
Head, Network Systems

Lyman Maynard Stowe library offers a proxy service which allows you to access the Electronic Resources normally restricted by UCHC IP , e.g., UCHC Electronic Journals, Electronic Textbooks, and Databases from off-campus sites. Accounts on the proxy server can be obtained by faculty, staff, and students at the University of Connecticut Health Center; and faculty, staff, graduate students, and some categories of undergraduate students from the University of Connecticut.

Our new EZproxy service has been live since Monday, July 26. It is much easier to use than the old proxy. All you need is a library barcode on your health center badge and an internet connection. You are no longer required to configure your browser. The new proxy server will also allow you to access Library resources from UCHC affiliated hospitals which have firewall issues, e.g., Hartford Hospital and New Britain General Hospital.

Please allow at least three business days to activate your account. Here is how it works.

From any off-campus location:

· Go to the library website at http://library.uchc.edu and navigate the website as usual.
· If you select a resource restricted by UCHC IP, you will be prompted for a password.
A sample login screen is shown below.

· When prompted, please enter your 14-digit library barcode number (without spaces) from the back of your UCHC ID for Password.
· You will be automatically transferred to the resource you selected.

If you are accessing library online resources on campus, you will not have to go through the login process.

To access full-text electronic resources within the online catalog, go to the Library Catalog on the Library Website. Click on the red button "Off-Campus Proxy". Click on Library Catalog link.

We will keep the old proxy server running for a few months so that you can remove the previous UCHC Proxy Settings from your browser. Instructions on removing the proxy settings are located at http://library.uchc.edu/proxy/remove.html

To get the proxy prompt so that you can access the full-text journals, you need to follow the links on the library website. For example, the URL for PubMed on the library website is "http://online.uchc.edu/login?url=http://libdatabase.uchc.edu/databases/linktracker.asp?ID=63".

You can also paste "http://online.uchc.edu/login?url=" in front of the original URL, e.g., "http://online.uchc.edu/login?url=

For more details please go to our Proxy Information site at http://library.uchc.edu/proxy/.



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