All of the library’s resources are set up with IP Recognition- which means resources can read which IP address someone is using to access their webpages. An IP address is an address for a computer. Pratt's resources are set up to only allow access to computers that have Cincinnati Children's IP addresses. This means in order to fully access any Pratt resource, you must be on Cincinnati Children's campus or running Cincinnati Children's virtual proxy network (VPN) software (which makes it appear that you are on the Cincinnati Children's campus). Using the extranet does not change a computer's IP address to a Cincinnati Children's IP address, so resources will not allow access when going through just the extranet.
For more information about virtual proxy network (VPN) software offered by Cincinnati Children's please check out the Information Services VPN page: http://centerlink.cchmc.org/content1/28712/.
Options for Off Campus Access
Journals/Articles (Cincinnati Children's subscription)
Ebooks (Cincinnati Children's subscription)
AAP Red Book Online
The Summon Search Box located on the UC Libraries webpage is a convenient way to search for journals, articles, books and other resources that the University of Cincinnati has made available to Cincinnati Children's users.
1.) Visit http://www.libraries.uc.edu/.html.
a.) Scroll down to section under search box labeled "UC Libraries." Click on the big red button that reads "Off Campus Access"
b.) Scroll down to the "Proxy Access" section. Click on the "Proxy Login" link. "Library Off Campus Access (Proxy)" button.
2.) To login, please click on the “Affiliates Login” tab**. Your UC ID number is your Cincinnati Children's badge number, then enter your last name.
**Please note the different types of "Affiliate Access" as noted by UC Libraries and sign in accordingly:
3.) Find the Search box on the UC Libraries webpage. Select the appropriate tab for your search (Article, Book, Journal, Database, etc).
4.) Enter your search terms into the box. In our example we copied in the title of a desired article- then hit enter or click on the magnifying glass. You will be taken to a results page. Scroll through the results and see if your desired resource is included in the results. If there is a "full text online" link click on it! If there is only a "citation available" link, then the full text is not available electronically thru UC Libraries.