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Virtual Private Network

University of Health Sciences (UHS) library, with the support of Department of Information Technology (DIT) of the university, has deployed Virtual Private Network (VPN) to facilitate library users in their researches through providing them remote access to digital library/electronic resources of the University. The facility will assist users access to full text electronic resources; including articles and books when they are away from the university campus.

UHS library has an access to following online databases:-

1. ProQuest Summon - One Window Search for HEC Digital Resources 11. Science Online
2. ProQuest Business Premium Collection 12. Springer Link
3. ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection 13. Taylor & Francis Journals
4. SCOPUS 14. WILEY Online Library
5. ScienceDirect 15. WOLTERS KLUWER OVIDSP
6. Royal Society 16. McGraw-Hillís Access Medicine
7. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses 17. McGraw-Hill's Access Science
8. American Chemical Society 18. Project Muse
9. Cambridge University Press (CUP) 19. Brill Online Books and Journals
10. ebrary 20. IMF E-Library
21. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 22. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
23. Taylor & Francis Journals 24. Free Medical Journals

For detailed information about abovementioned online databases, please refer to: http://www.uhs.edu.pk/administration/libonlinedb.php

How to Obtain VPN Use Credentials

VPN use credentials may be obtained by submitting duly filled VPN request form to UHS library. The VPN request form may be found from UHS library or downloaded from [For Faculty | For Students]. The processing time is one working day.

VPN Use Policies

a. VPN facility is for individual use only.

b. VPN Users are requested to bring their laptops for getting VPN configured. Alternatively, they can download configuration guidelines

c. VPN users are responsible for the security of their access credentials. Any unauthorized use will be liable to disciplinary action.

d. Unauthorized use of the VPN is strictly prohibited and is strongly discouraged. University reserves the right to take legal action against culprits.

e. Any kind of misuse, redirection, use of network discovery tools and penetration testing is not permitted to use while connected to UHS network.

f. University may suspend or block the VPN account on violation of use policies.

g. UHS reserves the right to audit all VPN client systems, and all communication between VPN users systems and the UHS network, for compliance with all applicable information technology services security requirements

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