Answered By: Paul Landers
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2017     Views: 190

A TTUHSC VPN connection is not required to access TTUHSC library resources, and in some specific cases an active VPN can prevent access to library resources. For the best experience, do not activate your TTUHSC VPN when using the TTUHSC library web site or resources.

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Technical Details - the purpose of a VPN is to grant off-campus access to resources that exist on the TTUHSC network, such as a file share in the TTUHSC data center, or a desktop computer in a faculty office.

Subscription library resources are the opposite of this.  Library resources exist on the internet, but the vendor requires that you be physically on a TTUHSC campus to prove your affiliation with TTUHSC and use the resource.

To provide off-campus access, the links on the library web pages and within GoldRush have been specially-crafted to grant access via eRaider without the need for a TTUHSC VPN connection.