How to use e-journals / databases via KUINS-VPN remote access service

last updated : 2017/10/02

A new “plug-in” authentication system to access licensed e-journals and databases provided to Kyoto University members was launched officially on October 1, 2019.
In order to get authenticated with the new system, a designated plug-in that has been released on Kyoto University Library Network’s website is required to be installed to your browse.
The plug-in enables off-campus access to e-resources. You will not need to set up an IKEv2 VPN connection after installing the plug-in to your browser.

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Most of e-journals and databases are available via KUINS-VPN remote access service provided by IIMC (Institute for Information Management and Communication).

Please note that under the contracts Kyoto University Library signs with providers, some e-resources do not allow you to use via remote access.

You can check the details of contracts by this procedure.

How to set up your PC to use remote access

Please refer to the IIMC webpages "Connection from Off-campus" below.

Check your setting

  1. To check if your setting is successful, click here.
    • If the error message is displayed, you wouldn't have completed your IKEv2 settings yet. Please check the setting again.
  2. If you can not resolve the problem by your own, please contact IIMC Help Desk.

How to check the licence of e-resources

1. Visit E-Jouranl & E-Book List - E-Journals / E-Books site (platform) List, and click Terms of Use.

Term ofu Use 1

2. Visit E-Jouranl & E-Book List, search a specific resource, and click View Terms of Use.

Term ofu Use 2

3. In the KU AritcleLinker, click View Terms of Use.

Term ofu Use 3

4. ...And see Remote Access.

Term ofu Use 4

  • ◎Yes : Remote access is allowed.
  • ×No : Remote access is not allowed.
  • (Blank) : Unknown = Remote access is not recommended.