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Resources for 1st year med students during orientation.
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This guide is designed to help you find the resources you need. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.


Getting Started Guide

This getting started packet details how to access eBooks, electronic journals, databases, and library help from on or off campus.

Getting Started

Here are some links to get you started.

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VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network.” This means that if you log in using a VPN, you are connecting to the University in a secure way.

If you're using the Lion operating system, an iPad, an iPod, or an iPhone to connect to University resources from off campus, follow this link to set up a VPN (virtual private network)

Connecting to the Network

1.  Access the library home page at

2.  Click the Off Campus Access button on the right-hand side of the page            

Off Campus Access

3.  Enter your uNID and password and click LOGIN

You’re now logged in through “remote access” which means you can use most of the library’s subscription resources, including databases, electronic journals, and eBooks.

... more remote access options at


    Interlibrary Loan

    Need an article the Library doesn't have?

    Register with ILLiad to request material. If you are a student, there will only be a fee if you request an item that is available from a University of Utah library; you will not be charged for items that are not available from the University of Utah.

    See a list of fees and more information here:

    If you order an article that is available electronically, it will be sent to you via email; most of the time it will arrive within 24 hours. 

    Remember: All loans & deliveries are subject to U.S. Copyright law.

    • ILLiad  
      Order articles, books or media that the University of Utah does not own.
    • Loansome Doc  
      Order articles from within PubMed. (ILLiad account required.)

    Consultation and Training Services

    Eccles Health Sciences Library experts can help you:

    • Understand and navigate databases
    • Begin or advance your software skills
    • Refine your research process and search the literature
    • Create a podcast or record a video presentation

    Review this list of free consultation and training services offered by knowledgeable library staff. Just click on the subject you are interested in to request an appointment.

    Or, explore the training opportunities offered by these organizations:

    Marriott Library

    Research Administration Training Series

    University of Utah IT Training

    Utah State Library Division


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