All of the Library's electronic resources are accessible from any computer in the Yale-New Haven Hospital including the Long Wharf and Shoreline locations. Identification of authorized users for ebooks, ejournals and other electronic resources is accomplished by "IP validation". Passwords are used only in a few special cases.
Affiliates of the Yale School of Medicine, Yale University or Yale-New Haven Hospital can access online resources through one of several remote access method. Remote access options and specific considerations/limitations on using Yale Library resources from some major offsite clinical locations are described below.
The Yale-New Haven Hospital Clinical Workstations
Clinical Workstations are located throughout Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as at some remote clinical sites. The Clinical Workstation computers are specially configured with software to access YNHH's clinical systems. Selected links to information resources are on the Clinical Workstation's Homepage. To ensure you are using the most current links, we recommend you access e-resources from links on the Medical Library's Website even when on the Clinical Workstations. All e-books, e-journals and databases available through the Yale Library system should be accessible from any computer on the Yale-New Haven Hospital network. Because of the particular configuration of the Clinical Workstations, there are some access problems from these computers. Journals from the Nature Publishing Group are currently NOT available from the Clinical Workstations although they can be accessed by other computers on the YNHH network or from your own device on the WiFi network.
WiFi connections at Yale-New Haven Hospital - both YNHH_Public and the secure HSC network - provides access to all library information resources. The HSC network requires login with your YNHH credentials (same as your EPIC login).
Saint Raphael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital - On June 1, 2013 the Saint Raphael campus network is scheduled to be merged with the rest of the Yale-New Haven Hospital network. Until that date, users on that campus should generally continue to access resources purchased through the former Hospital of Saint Raphael Library
USING THE PROXY SERVER OR VPN FROM OTHER LOCATIONS
The Medical Library Proxy Server and the Yale University VPNs are the primary remote access options for Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital affiliates seeking access to restricted Library resources. Firewalls, network restrictions and locked down computers makes using the proxy server or the VPN difficult or even impossible at some institutions. Some institutions specifically noted below allow proxy traffic to Yale while blocking VPN connections. The security features of the VPN increases the amount of Internet bandwidth used, resulting in a noticable decrease in speed when on an already slow Internet connection. That is another scenario where the proxy server may be preferred. Hopefully at least one of the available methods will work for you. If you are unable to use the proxy server or VPN from an offsite location due to technical reasons, contact us and we will do our best to find a technical solution for you.
Users should never share their passwords nor should they save passwords on computers that others use. Furthermore, if you configure a Web browser to use the proxy server, make sure that you "turn off" the proxy so that others are prompted to login. The result may be that others are unable to do anything on the computer.
MAJOR OFFSITE CLINICAL LOCATIONS
- West Haven VA Hospital
Computers in the clinical areas at the VA do not allow the configuration of proxy or VPN access and can not be used to access Yale-licensed resources. The VA Healthcare system subscribes to a number of electronic resources including UpToDate, Micromedex and ClinicalKey and these are available from VA clinical workstations. Access to Yale University resources is available from three computers located in the VA Medical Library. A Yale NetID is required to logon to the computers labeled "Yale School of Medicine Research Workstation". These computers includes Microsoft Office and EndNote. The VA Medical Library is located on the 2nd floor Building One. There are other locations on the VA campus with Yale computers including one outside the Medicine Chief Resident's office on the 5th floor of Building One. Contact Mark Gentry (firstname.lastname@example.org, 203 785-2163) or the Library Information Desk (203 737-4065) if you have problems logging into the computers with your NetID.
- Waterbury Hospital
The Waterbury Hospital Medical Library offers a solid collection of clinically-oriented print books and journals. Additionally, they have OVID Medline, Micromedex along with a core collection of electronic textbooks and journals. VPN access is not possible from the Waterbury Hospital network. Yale affiliates (faculty, house staff, medical/PA students) can access Yale resources while on rotations in Waterbury by using the Medical Library Proxy Server. Selected computers in areas including the residents' room on Pomeroy 4 are configured to use the Medical Library proxy server. Tablet PCs in the Chase Outpatient Clinic have the Firefox browser configured to use the proxy. When connecting through the proxy, always use links from the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's home page.
- St. Mary's Hospital
The Finkelstein Library at Waterbury's St. Mary's Hospital has over 250 clinically-oriented journals and a core collection of books. If you are on the St. Mary's Hospital network, this link will take you to their electronic resources - Internal Access to St. Mary's Library Resources
You can access Yale Medical Library e-resources from St. Mary's by following the instructions on the attached sheet - Accessing Yale Library Resources from St. Mary's Hospital (Adobe Acrobat Reader required for this document).
Make sure you have applied for and received your proxy password before trying to access Yale resources from this or any other location configured for proxy server connectivity.
- Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport's Reeves Health Sciences Library has a solid collection of print resources and electronic resources including Micromedex, UpToDate OVID databases, e-journals and MDConsult's FirstConsult. Currently there is no option for accessing Yale Library resources from publicly accessible computers at Bridgeport Hospital. Network security measures do not permit users to modify browser settings or install VPN software on their hospital computers with IS department intervention. Yale Clinical Faculty based at Bridgeport Hospital should go through their Hospital Information Services to request that their computer be configured for VPN or proxy access.
- Connecticut Mental Health Center
The Connecticut Mental Health Center located behind on Park St. in New Haven is a major clinical site for Yale Psychiatry residents and many Yale-affiliated mental health professionals. We have worked with the state of Connecticut's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to allow Medical Library proxy access from this segment of their network. VPN access from the State of Connecticut network is not premitted.
- Community Health Centers
Fairhaven Community Health Center has computers available for clinicians can use to access the Medical Library through the proxy server. At Fairhaven, all computers in the charting room have a icon labeled "Yale Medical Library". Click on this to open a Web browser configured to automatically prompt for a proxy password and go to the Library's home page.
OTHER REMOTE ACCESS OPTIONS
- Central Campus Proxy Server
There is also a proxy server on the central campus. The Remote Authentication Proxy Server will provide access virtually identical to what the medical library proxy server provides. This service uses different software and requires university NETID authentication.
- Remote Access to Yale-New Haven Hospital Clinical Systems
None of the remote access methods offered by the Yale School of Medicine will allow you to reach YNHH clinical systems. Yale-New Haven Hospital's primary remote access solution for clinical and administrative patient data is "MDLink". Although you can access library resources through MDLink, it is easier and faster to use either the Medical Library proxy server or the Yale VPN. For more information about MDlink, call 688-2610 or E-mail the MDlink support staff at email@example.com. Some access is availble through the YNHH VPN service. For information on access to hospital systems, see the ITS page on Yale-New Haven Hospital software and information.
If you are still having problems, contact:
Clinical Support Librarian