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Health Sciences Libraries

Problems with Wireless Access to Library Resources?

September 25th, 2014 by Amy Studer

On 9/24/14, Campus IET changed the IP ranges for the campus wireless networks.  Unfortunately, the library was
not notified in a timely manner.  Because library resources are primarily IP-authenticated, individuals using the
wireless to access library resources are currently denied access.


Short-term solution:

This will give you an IP address that should provide access to licensed library resources.
If the VPN proves cumbersome see the tip below for Using Google or Google Scholar From the VPN.


Long-term solution:
The library and the California Digital Library have been doing everything possible to get wireless access to library resources restored as quickly as possible.  The process of notifying  all our vendors is well underway and once they have the updated IP ranges in place, the short term solution of using the VPN while on campus will no longer be necessary.  Our vendors need to implement the changes on their end, although we have indicated this is a high priority, we don’t control how long this might take on their end.


Using Google or Google Scholar from the VPN:
Use these steps to easily access Google or Google Scholar from the VPN.  Enter the appropriate URL ( or in the box on the upper right of the VPN Home page (see image below).  After entering the URL, click the BROWSE button to the right.


Note this works for any URL (e.g., enter for the journal “Science”).

For additional help with the VPN, see:  “How to Use The VPN” (2 minute video)

Are your Google Scholar Preferences set to work with UC-eLinks & EndNote?

August 11th, 2011 by

We’re looking for a 1996 journal article “Blood pressure and flow rate in the giraffe jugular vein.”
So, if you are using Google Scholar to quickly locate an article, make sure you edit your Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks. Through the UC-eLinks in Google Scholar, you will then be able to to reach full text of any articles in library licensed online journals, or locate the call number (shelf location & library) for the print subscription via links to the library catalogs. If we don’t have a license or subscription for the journal, UC Davis students, staff and faculty can request the article from another library via the the request link in the UC-eLinks window.
Work along with the video to make sure your Scholar Preferences are setup for use with both UC-eLinks, along with bibliographic management software such as EndNote, Refworks, Mendeley, etc. The article could also be found via the UC-eLinks in PubMed. Be sure to use the link to PubMed via the Library’s website and login via the VPN if you are off campus.

setting Google Scholar Preferences to work with UC-eLinks & EndNote

Watch the video on YouTube

Note: To download EndNote or take an introductory class in using EndNote for bibliographic management, writing course papers, articles or your thesis, see the EndNote page on the Library Website.

Update: Google Scholar Preferences for UC-eLinks

May 4th, 2011 by

Activate the University of California ‘UC-eLinks’ within Google Scholar, to reach the UC library licensed subscriptions to journals, books, etc.

Work along with the video to make sure your Scholar Preferences are setup for use with both UC-eLinks and bibliographic management software such as EndNote, Refworks, Mendeley, etc.

At Google Scholar:
Click on Scholar Preferences
Scroll down to Library Links and search for the following two libraries for UC Davis:

  • Type in: Davis OR University of California Davis
  • Type in: California Digital Library

Now, select both checkboxes.
Save Preferences.
The UC-eLinks will show up on the right side of the page.

EndNote Bibliographic Management Software:
If you are using a bibliographic management software such as Endnote, select it from the drop down menu. To download EndNote or take an introductory class in using EndNote for course papers, articles or your thesis, see the EndNote page on the Library Website.

Click on Scholar Preferences linkNow, the UC-eLinks will be visible when searching Google Scholar.
Google Scholar search results with UC-eLinks activated

Winter 2010 Classes at the Carlson Health Sciences Library (CHSL)

December 4th, 2009 by Deanna Johnson



The CHSL librarians will be offering two classes in Winter 2010. All sessions will be offered in the CHSL Conference Room, Rm 128. Bring your wireless-capable laptop to get the most out of the session. You are welcome to bring your lunch, snacks and covered drinks as well. If none of the following times work for you, please contact Deanna Johnson, deejohnson 2 or 530-752-3271, to set up a time that will.


Library on the Go

Need access when not on campus? We can help! Learn about the VPN, which allows access to licensed resources when you travel; about UC-eLinks that links you from the article citation to the fulltext of the article or lets you Request a copy when the fulltext isn’t available electronically; and about EndNote Web that can be used from any computer that has internet access, wherever you are. vpn_computer_fish_blog270x170

February 1, Monday, 4pm-5pm……

February 18, Thursday, 12pm-1pm

March 2, Tuesday, 4pm-5pm….,….






.EndNote for the Health Sciences

Want to use EndNote to manage the heaps of literature you gather? We can help! Learn to collect, store, organize, and retrieve articles, and how to cite them in your posters or publications. Discover how to export citations from your favorite sources into EndNote, to attach and access the fulltext of those articles, and to create and format references for your own publications.endnote

January 29, Friday, 2pm-3pm…….

February 11, Thursday, 4pm-5pm

February 22, Monday, 12pm-1pm

March 9, Tuesday, 4pm-5pm……..


To register for one of these classes or one of the many others offered at Shields Library, visit Library Instruction’s Description of Classes page. Of course, at CHSL classes you are always welcome whether you register or not.


For UCDHS: use VPN (not Citrix) to access licensed journals & resources from off campus

November 20th, 2009 by

VPN: login from off campus

For off campus access to the Library’s licensed online journals & articles, use the web-based VPN (Virtual Private Network).
To login through the VPN, just look for the blue button located in various locations from the Library website or login directly from the VPN login page: 

Note: From the UCDHS Citrix client, you will NOT be able to access all of the Health Sciences Libraries’ licensed resources.  Using the VPN will give you access to the resources that are not available via the Citrix client login.

What if I am already logged in through my Citrix Account?
If you are already logged in through the Citrix client, just open up another web browser and login to the VPN with your UCD Login ID and Kerberos password. 

Getting what you need 24/7
Once logged into the VPN, you will have full access to all of the resources, including 100 plus health sciences related databases, over 43,500 electronic journals, full text articles where available and  electronic books (accessible via the website, the Clinical Resources Center or one of the library catalogs: UC Davis Harvest Catalog or Next-Generation Melvyl).

Exploring the Literature Beyond the Health Sciences Disciplines at UC Davis
There are actually around  517 electronic databases covering the disciplines at UC Davis.  Select a database and search the literature or use one of the Subject Guides to focus on databases for a specific subject area.

Checking your UCD Login ID or Kerberos Password
If you do not know whether you have a UCD login and Kerberos password, or if you have forgotten your password, you can request an account or test your password at UC Davis Computing Account Services.

Click to watch the VPN video on YouTube (1:00 minute)

Click to watch the Login~ VPN video on YouTube (1:00 minute)

Watch the video:
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