Off-Campus Access to Stanford Library Resources
Three methods are used to access web-based resources from off-campus.
- SUNet Web Authentication
Go to the
SULAIR Off-Campus Access page
and following “cookbook” directions for your operating system
and web browser, enter this proxy URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
address into your browser settings:
When a resource is stored on a secure server, the URL begins with
“https” instead of “http.” For resources with
“https” URL or internet addresses, a special link is set up
for off-campus access.
- Special Password for a Specific Resource
In a few cases, a special password or code supplied by the resource provider
is used instead. For example, RefWorks uses a group code that must be
entered if you want to use RefWorks from off-campus. Contact Grace
Baysinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for passwords.
Chemistry Software Programs for Searching Databases
While there are a few error message that you need to ignore, it is possible
to access several chemistry software programs from off-campus using Internet Explorer.
These programs include: Cambridge Structural Database, NIST Surface Structure Database (NIST SSD),
and CASSI (Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index).
Access to these Chemistry Software Programs is done via a web browser and a Citrix
plug-in. The Citrix plug-in activates the programs which are stored on a server.
- First, set up your browser for SUNet authentication
(see #1 above).
Recommend using Internet Explorer as the browser.
- Next, check settings for pop-ups as you must allow pop-ups to be used. Go to
Tools > Pop-up Blocker in the menu bar of IE to check setting.
- Now, go to
(ignore certificate error when entering site). In Message Center, there will
be a note to download and install Citrix plug-in.
Login in as “Explicit” user and then enter in SUNet ID and password.
Choose Chemistry folder.
Choose the application.
A Citrix plugin is activated. Choose “Full Access”
After doing a search, click on “Save as” button at top
to save search results. Navigate to ‘Client C’ Drive (your
computer) and then Save file.