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Remote Access (Off-Campus Access)

What is Remote Access (Off-Campus Access)?
By VPN (Virtual Private Network) and/or Proxy Server
Who is Eligible to use the Remote Access Service?
Obtaining a Password for Remote Access - Remote Access Request Form
Access Problems : Need Help?

How To Set Up VPN 

Set Up VPN in Windows XP
Set Up VPN in Windows 7
Set Up VPN in Windows 8
Set Up VPN in MAC OS X

Setting Up Your Computer To Use Proxy Server

Proxy Settings for ADSL or WIRELESS Connections
Proxy Settings for DIAL-UP or 3G Connections

Note: There are two options for remote access and you are able to use both of them. These options are; VPN access and Proxy server. You will use the same user name and password both for VPN access and/or Proxy Server.

   What is Remote Access (Off-Campus Access)?
    -By VPN (Virtual Private Network) and/or Proxy Server-

The restricted electronic library resources (licensed resources) such as online databases and electronic journals are available to the Eastern Mediterranean University faculty, students and staff, from locations outside the campus by VPN (Virtual Private Network) and/or Proxy Server. This means, members of the EMU community who use other internet service providers, from home (off-campus) or who are traveling are able to use the Library VPN (Virtual Private Network) and/or Proxy Server to gain access remotely to the Library’s restricted (licensed) electronic resources via the Library website.
The restricted electronic library resources -available to access remotely- include the following links:

  • Online Full Text Databases  
  • Online Bibliographic Databases
  • Databases on Trial
  • Federated Search (Summon)
  • E-Journals List (A to Z)
  • E-Books List
Access to the following links and online resources -via the Library website- are freely available to all users with internet access and do not require to access remotely.
  • The Library's Web Based Online Catalog -SirsiDynix Symphony-
  • Free E-Resources
  • Other links of the Library Website
Note: If you are in the library or using a computer from anywhere within the confines of Eastern Mediterranean University Campus, you will not need remote access, because you will have automatic access to Library’s electronic resources.

     

     Who is Eligible to use the Remote Access Service?     

Remote Access (Off-Campus Access) to the Library’s licensed online databases and electronic resources is limited to  Eastern Mediterranean University faculty, staff and students.
Members of the public are welcome to use our online databases and electronic resources on the EMU Library premises.
To use the Library Remote Access Service, you need a ‘user name and password’ which will be assigned by the Library. 

  Obtaining a Password for VPN (Virtual Private Network) Access and/or Proxy Server 

  • Complete the; Remote Access Request Form, to receive a personal ‘User Name and Password’ for the EMU Library Remote Access Service. 
  • EMU Library will verify your affiliation and may contact you if further information is required.
  • If you qualify for remote access, a ‘User Name and Password’, will be sent to your @emu.edu.tr email address.
Note:‘EMU email’ system is the official form of Library’s electronic communication. If you do not have an EMU email account (@emu.edu.tr), please contact your Department Secretary to obtain an EMU email account.  

Very Important : The User Name and Password is for you only and should not be shared with others. Users are responsible for all actions made using their User Name and Passwords.    

  Access Problems - Need Help?  

  •  For technical problems or questions about, VPN (Virtual Private Network) and/or Proxy Server configurations, please contact the EMU Computer Center at: (0392) 630 2550 .
  •  If you have questions or need help about;
          * Obtaining a User Name and Password for Remote Access Service,
          * User Name and/or Password problems (Forgot your password?)
        please contact the Library at: (0392) 630 1508, (0392) 630 1417.
 

If you have questions or need help about, using library’s online databases and electronic resources, please contact the Library at : (0392) 630 2741, (0392) 630 2715.      

How To Set Up VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Set Up VPN in Windows XP 
Please follow the steps below to establish a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection.
1.    Click on Start – Control Panel or Click on Start – Settings – Control Panel.  
2.    Click on  Network Connections.  
3.    Click on the link Create a new connection, at the top left corner. The Wizard will start. 
4.    Click on Next.
5.    Choose Connect to my network at my workplace option on the Network Connection Type screen.
6.    Click on Next.
7.    Choose Virtual Private Network Connection on the Network Connection screen.
8.    Click on Next.
9.    For the Company Name section, write: EMU LIBRARY VPN.
10. Click on Next.
11. Choose Do not dial the initial connection on the Public Network screen.
12. Click on Next.
13. On the VPN Server Selection screen, put down 193.140.41.157 as the IP Address.
14. Click on Next.
15. As the final step, choose Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop to connect the server directly from your desktop for your further connections.
16. After this point, put down the Username and Password, which was assigned to you by the Library.
17. Click on Connect.  
18. After your first connection, you will be using the shortcut created on your Desktop to establish consecutive connections.
Note: Do not forget to Disconnect the VPN connection, when you have finished searching Library resources. To do so, click on the VPN Conection tab and select Disconnect.

Set Up VPN in Windows 7 
Please follow the steps below to establish a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection.
1.    Click on Start – Control Panel or Click on Start – Settings – Control Panel.   
2.    Click on Network and Internet.
3.  Click on View network status and tasks option on the Network and Sharing Center screen. 
4.    Choose Set up a new connection or network option on the View your basic network information and set up connections screen. 
5.    Choose Connect to a workplace option on the Choose a Connection Option screen.
6.    Choose No, Create a new connection option on the Do you want to use a connection that you already have ? screen.
7.    Choose Use my Internet connection (VPN) option on the How do you want to connect ? screen.
8.    On the Type the Internet address to connect to screen, put down
                    Internet address:  193.140.41.157
                    Destination name:  EMU LIBRARY VPN
9.    Click on Connect.
10. We advice you to; Create a shortcut to your desktop to connect the server from your desktop for your further connections. To do so, follow the steps below;
       
Start – Control Panel – Network and Internet – Network and Sharing Center – Change Adapter Settings. At that point; click on right mouse button on the EMU LIBRARY VPN Conection tab and select: Create Shortcut and put a shortcut on to your desktop.
Note: Do not forget to Disconnect the VPN connection, when you have finished searching Library resources. To do so, click on the VPN Conection tab and select Disconnect.

 Set Up VPN in Windows 8 
Please follow the steps below to establish a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection.
1. Click on Start – Control Panel.   
2. Click on Network and Sharing Center. (View network status and tasks)
3. Choose Set up a new connection or network
4. Choose Connect to a workplace option on the Choose a Connection Option screen.
5. Choose No, Create a new connection option on the Do you want to use a connection that you already have? screen.
7. Choose Use my Internet connection (VPN) option on the How do you want to connect? screen.
8. Choose I will set up internet connection later option.
9. Choose Connect to workplace option.
8. On the Type the Internet address to connect to screen, put down
                    Internet address:  193.140.41.157
                    Destination name:  EMU LIBRARY VPN
9. Click on Connect or Create.
10. We advice you to; Create a shortcut to your desktop to connect the server from your desktop for your further connections. To do so, follow the steps below;
         
Start – Control Panel – Network and Internet – Network and Sharing Center – Change Adapter Settings. At that point; click on right mouse button on the EMU LIBRARY VPN Conection tab and select: Create Shortcut and put a shortcut on to your desktop.
Note: Do not forget to Disconnect the VPN connection, when you have finished searching Library resources. To do so, click on the VPN Conection tab and select Disconnect.
 
Set Up VPN in MAC OS X 
Please follow the steps below to establish a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection.
1.  Click on System Preferences.   
2.  Click on Network.
3.  Click on Create a new service (+)
4.  Fill the boxes as shown below at the “Select the interface and enter a name for the new service” screen.
     a. Interface: Select VPN
     b. VPN Type: Select PPTP or L2TP.  Enter; emu1979 to Pre Shared Key field for L2TP type.  

     c. Service Name: Enter; EMU LIBRARY VPN
     d. Click on Create
5. Configuration: Select Default
    Server Address: Enter; 193.140.41.157
    Account Name: Enter the User Name which is assigned to you by the Library.
    Encryption: Select Automatic (128 bit or 40 bit)
6.    Select Authentication Settings.
7.   Password: Enter the Password which is assigned to you by the Library.
8.  Click on Ok.
9.  Click on Apply.
10. Click on Connect.

Setting up your Computer to use the Proxy  -
Proxy Configuration for Internet Explorer:
Proxy Settings for ADSL or WIRELESS Connections     
Turning ON Proxy Configuration for ADSL or WIRELESS Connections: To do so, follow the instructions below
1.      Launch Internet Explorer
2.      Click on Tools in the menu bar
3.      Under Tools, select Internet Options
4.      In Internet Options, click on the Connections tab
5.      Click on LAN settings  
6.      Select the checkbox to use a proxy server,
7.      Enter the following settings: Address: 193.140.41.157  Port: 1979
8.      Click OK to close the LAN settings window, and click OK again to close the Internet Options.
After applying these changes, you will be prompted for your User Name and Password, when accessing to the Library's restricted access resources.

Note : TURN OFF (Deactivate) the proxy service when you are finished using restricted access library resources.
We recommend that you use the proxy only when you need to access Web sites and content restricted to EMU Library. if you do not disconnect from the proxy server, it could seriously degrade your download times for your regular internet usage.     Turning OFF Proxy Configuration for ADSL or WIRELESS Connections: To do  so, follow the instructions below 

1.      Launch Internet Explorer
2.      Click on Tools in the menu bar
3.      Under Tools, select Internet Options
4.      In Internet Options, click on the Connections tab
5.      Click on LAN settings  
6.      UNCHECK the checkbox of the proxy server
7.      Click OK to close the LAN settings window, and click OK again to close the Internet Options.

  Proxy Settings for DIAL-UP or 3G Connections                
 Turning ON Proxy Configuration for DIAL-UP or 3G Connections:To do so, follow the instructions below
1.  Launch Internet Explorer
2.  Click on Tools in the menu bar
3.  Under Tools, select Internet Options
4.  In Internet Options, click on the Connections tab
5.  In the ‘Dial-up Settings’ box, click once on the name of
          your dial-up connection  and highlight it
6.  Click on the button marked 'Settings'
7.  Select the checkbox to use a proxy server
8.   Enter the following settings: Address: 193.140.41.157 
      Port: 1979
9. Click OK to close the Settings window, and click OK again
    to close the Internet Options.
After applying these changes, you will be prompted for your User Name and Password, when accessing to the Library's restricted access resources.
 
Note : TURN OFF (Deactivate) the proxy service when you are finished using restricted access library resources.
We recommend that you use the proxy only when you need to access Web sites and content restricted to EMU Library. if you do not disconnect from the proxy server, it could seriously degrade your download times for your regular internet usage.  
Turning OFF Proxy Configuration for DIAL-UP or 3G Connections: To do  so, follow the instructions below         
1.      Launch Internet Explorer
2.      Click on Tools in the menu bar
3.      Under Tools, select Internet Options
4.      In Internet Options, click on the Connections tab
5.      Click on the button marked 'Settings'
6.      UNCHECK the checkbox of the proxy server.
7.      Click OK to close the Settings window, and click OK again to close the Internet Options.