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Tarleton State University Libraries Unit 2
EZPROXY & VPN CONNECTION
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image of computers   If you want to access most password-protected library materials (databases, e-books and e-journals),
•  claim your Tarleton network username and password and
•  use either the EZProxy or the VPN connection.
 
Various traits of your computer system will determine whether you use EZProxy or the VPN connection, which are explained below.


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EZPROXY
Most browsers work well with the EZProxy, which should be your first choice in trying to establish a connection for remote access. It is already in place and requires no special browser configuration. EZProxy is activated when you click on a link to a subscription database, e-book, or e-journal. When EZProxy is activated, the following screen will appear prompting you to enter your Tarleton network username and password:

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If your Tarleton network username and password are current, the EZProxy should let Tarleton's server recognize you as a qualified user (i.e. a current Tarleton faculty, staff, or student) and give you access to Tarleton network password-protected resources.


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VPN CONNECTION
If the EZProxy does not work with your computer, you may need to try the VPN connection. Once VPN is installed, you should be able to access the libraries' databases, e-books, and e-journals if your Tarleton network username and password are current. You will also be able to access your H:drive (a portion of a Tarleton server designated for remote storage) using the VPN connection.

Use the following links to obtain more information about the VPN connection:
•  information from Tarleton Libraries about EZProxy
•  information from Information Resources about the VPN connection
•  instructions for connecting to your H: drive
 
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