Off-Campus Access

UNIST members can access the Library’s electronic resources (e.g. e-Books, journal papers and scholarly databases) remotely via several methods below.

This service is offered only to currently enrolled students, faculty members, staff and researchers of UNIST. (Graduates, those on a leave of absence, or retirees are ineligible.)

How to 1. The Library's Proxy Server

  • Accessible resources: All electronic resources supported by publishers’ or providers’ proxy server access option (Consult the Library resource list)
  • How to (If the website or platform requires log in, enter your UNIST Portal ID and password)
    1. Access via the Library website
      1) Log in to the the Library website > Check ‘OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS ON’ on the top-right of the website;
      2) Go to E-Resources Databases or E-Journals or E-Books and select a website link.
    2. URL direct access or Use a bookmark
      – To access a specific website directly, enter ‘https://openlink.unist.ac.kr/link.n2s?url=’ in front of the original address of the resource website
      – (e.g.) https://openlink.unist.ac.kr/link.n2s?url=https://www.nature.com/
    3. Access through the the Library catalog search results: Click the ‘Online access’ or ‘Full text available’ links from the search results page
    4. Use ‘The Library Link (Find it @ UNIST)’ functions: ‘Google Scholar’ and ‘Naver Academic’ provide the Library links for off-campus access. To set the link, please refer to the attached guidelines.

What is Proxy Server?

Most of the Library’s e-resources(Databases, e-journals, e-books) are only available with the UNIST campus IP address under contract with publishers and providers.
Proxy Server
Proxy Server is a dedicated software system to give access from outside the library’s computer network to restricted-access websites that authenticate users by IP address.
Thorugh this proxy server, you can access to e-resources which the library subscribes from anywhere off campus

How to 2. Use your institution-affiliated account (Device Pairing)

  • How to
    1. Create an account on the journal or database website > Log in to your account from within UNIST IP ranges (The website will automatically affiliate with UNIST).
    2. You will be able to access UNIST-licensed contents by logging in to the website outside of campus for a permitted period (permitted periods: 3-6 months; To activate your account for remote access, you should log in the website within UNIST IP ranges again).
  • Function available publishers/websites (Updated May 2020)

How to 3. Google CASA (Campus Activated Subscriber Access, Universal CASA)

  • Overview (More information, refer to Google Scholar or HighWire)
    – If you are connected to a UNIST network and use Google Scholar, Google will record UNIST’s subscription on your device or Google account.
    – When you do search on Google Scholar with same device or Google account outside of campus, Google Scholar will provide off-campus access links on your search results.
  • How to (We recommend using your Google account.)
    1. Log into your Google account from UNIST IP ranges > Visit Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com) and do a search. (If you visit only one journal website, Google will record UNIST’s subscription.)
    2. Outside of UNIST campus: Visit the Google Scholar > Log in with your Google account > Do a search and check the off-campus access link from the search results (If not, you need to control setting: Google Scholar > Settings > Account > Signed-in off-campus access links)
      ※ The recorded subscription information will be expired after 30 days (for more details, please check publisher’s page). You need to re-activate your Google account from within UNIST IP ranges.
  • Function available publishers/websites (Updated May 2020)

How to 4. Institutional Login/Shibboleth Login

  • Overview
    – UNIST members can be authenticated to use the Library’s electronic resources remotely via Institutional or Shibboleth login access. (※ ID Federation: Korean Access Federation – KAFE)
  • Available publishers/websites (Updated July 2020)
    American Chemical Society (ACS) IEEE Xplore Nature ScienceDirect
    Scopus Spinger Link Web of Science
  • How to
    1. Access the website and choose login option: Institutional Login or Shibboleth Login.
           
    2. Search for and select UNIST: ‘UIsan National Institute of Science and Technology’ or ‘UNIST’ or ‘Korean Access Federation (KAFE)’.
          
    3. Enter your UNIST Portal account ID and password.
    4. Agree to provide your login data to the publishers/websites.
    5. Check your authentication and use materials (you can search for and access the fulltexts.).
         

Notes

  • On Campus Access
    -Anyone on the UNIST campus can access to e-Resources. If you cannot access to the materials. your workplace may be using a firewall or a proxy server for security reasons. If you get the message, “This page cannot be displayed.”, then this connection problem is probably due to a firewall. In this case, please contact to the Information Technology Team for assistance. ☎ 052-217-1434
  • For Non-holdings Materials
    – If the materials not possessed by UNIST library, you can not access to the materials. In this case, you can use the materials through DDS ILB Recommend a Purchase services.
  • e-Resources Usage Rules
    – e-Resources are subject to copyright law and their use is also governed by the licence agreements that UNIST library signs with publishers when arraging electronic access. Every user should respect and obey the polices of using E-Resources. If not, the user would be suspended from all library services and must pay for any damages if publisher demands.

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