Law Library Newsletter September 2004
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Remote/Wireless Access for Law Library Databases

Nicole Evans, Reference/Electronic Librarian

The O’Quinn Law Library subscribes to many indexes and databases to meet the legal research needs of the Law Center faculty, students, and staff. Access to these electronic resources is available through IP authentication from any computer within the UHLC IP range. A full listing of available indexes and databases can be found at indexes.htm.

Law Center faculty, students, and staff can also access these resources remotely or on the wireless network by using the VPN Dialer. The default connection entry for the VPN dialer is the UHVPN. Access to law library electronic resources posted on the Indexes and Databases web page is not available through use of the UHVPN.

To use law library databases, a user must configure the Law Library VPN connection file. The Law Library VPN connection was recently updated. All users are requested to delete any Law or Law Library VPN connection entry installed prior to May 2004 and to install the new LawLibrary connection entry. Please be advised that the law library databases will not be accessible to individuals trying to use the old connection entries after September 2004.

To configure the current Law Library connection entry, please visit the instructions page at LawLibrary1.htm. The configuration file is password protected and only accessible to Law Center faculty, students, and staff. Users will need to enter domain\username and their password in order to download the configuration file.

After successful configuration of the Law Library connection entry, users will have two VPN connection options when attempting to use the VPN Dialer; UHVPN and LawLibrary. There are a limited number of concurrent users associated with the LawLibrary connection entry. This connection should only be used to access the library catalog, Anderson electronic resources, and law databases. For all other purposes, please use the UHVPN connection entry. For questions concerning access to law library electronic resources including the Law Library VPN connection entry, please contact the Electronic Services Librarian at 743-2324 or nbevans@central.uh.edu.

 
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