Course Management System

If your class uses course management software such as Canvas, you will be able to access library resources by simply choosing the appropriate link within the class site. If your instructor has established eReserves (resources that have been made available online at the request of an instructor for the current semester), you will access those resources by choosing the eReserves (ARES) link in your course management site.

Use Hopkins Libraries Proxy Service

This method simply requires knowing your JHED ID and password. Using the library proxy service, students, faculty, and university staff can remotely access Web-based databases, electronic books, and electronic journals subscribed to by the Sheridan Libraries by just choosing the resource you wish to use from the Library’s website. With this option, when you choose a resource, you will simply be prompted for your JHED ID and password

 For more information about the proxy service see the Library’s page about connecting from off-campus locations.

Use Pulse Secure VPN

The secure VPN is administered by IT@JH and not by the Sheridan Libraries. It is primarily used to access networked resources on campus, such as shared drives or remote desktop connections, which are normally restricted by campus firewalls. As such, Pulse Secure VPN is not being specifically maintained to allow the use of library resources remotely.

However, if you use the VPN, you can access Library resources.  Using the VPN can be a good option if you are doing an extended online research session because you won’t have to worry about logging in multiple times. 

To sign up for the VPN, log in to and follow the steps in the left sidebar under “VPN.” Here is a guide from JHU IT.

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