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(Released: 2014.3.31, Last updated: 2018.11.5)
To access databases and e-journals at home/during business trips
◆Off-Campus Access Services
Students, faculty and staff of the University of Tokyo have the access to databases and e-journals limited to the university members from off-campus via these services.
To access service guide and login page, click here.
- "SSL-VPN Gateway Service": For students
- "Authentication Gateway Service": For faculty and staff, prior procedures are necessary to use this service. The members who can use Authentication Gateway Service are Faculty Members, Fixed-term Project Staff, Fixed-term Part-time Project Staff, and JSPS Research Fellows enrolled at the University of Tokyo.
⇒FAQ "How to access databases and E-journals from off-campus?"
Free electronic journals called Open Access journals can be accessed from home without using the off-campus access services above.
*How to tell a journal's accessibility; whether it is accessible on campus, or on campus and off-campus as well
Access to E-journal & E-book Portal, and search by the journal title.
(If you are off-campus, log into the Off-Campus Access Services, and search by the journal title.)
Volumes outside of the recorded years indicated on E-journal & E-book Portal are inaccessible on or off campus. (Please search printed journals by UTokyo OPAC.)
Icons on search result pages:
A list of free tools can be found by searching on GACoS's "Find Database" page using the "Free Access" conditions.
- "Free" icon: Open access journals those are available without using the off-campus access services above.(Titles included in E-journal & E-book Portal are only a portion of open access journals.)
- "via off-campus access services" icon: Available from home by off-campus access services above.
- Results without an icon: The journals can only be accessed from a computer connected to the UTokyo network.
(There are some databases that are available by off-campus access service but are not indicated with a via off-campus access service icon. The information of the databases is now under revision process. Please search on GACoS's "Find Database" page using the "Free Access (registration necessary)" filter for confirmation.)
- In a case which the result does not include the journal you wanted: The journal is inaccessible on or off campus.(Please search printed journals by UTokyo OPAC.)