Answered By: Robert Sebek Last Updated: Jan 12, 2015 Views: 36
Connection files that access restricted resources are not available from off-campus. This includes nearly all of our subscription databases. Free resources like PubMed or other library catalogs typically are accessible via connection files.
Off Campus Sign In will not help. However, setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to reroute your internet traffic through the university's network does work. That will require you to configure your VPN connection to route all traffic through the VPN for the remote sites to recognize you as part of Virginia Tech.
From on-campus or VPN, connection files do work, although a few vendors require logins.