To access the library's resources from off campus, if you Google the database/publisher directly, the system will not know you are affiliated with Virginia Tech, so you will not be prompted to sign in to gain access to the materials the library subscribes to.
To receive the "pass through" links that will prompt you to authenticate (and therefore gain access) there are two primary options available:
If you need help, contact us at 540-231-6610 or VetMedLibfirstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Virginia residents can acquire a borrowing card at any of the University Libraries locations.
Just need an electronic copy of an article or book chapter that we currently have in print or microfilm? Request it through your ILLiad account to receive desktop delivery of book chapters and articles from the University Libraries collections.
For more information, see our guide at Interlibrary Loan
Obtaining materials not owned by the University Libraries
If you reside outside of the Blacksburg and New River area:
There are several services that will alert you to new articles or that deliver the table of contents of journals directly to your email or RSS reader.
There are several different citation (aka bibliographic) managers available. This guide will help you think about the features that are most applicable, so you can choose a manager that will best fit your needs. The library provides training and support for the following citation managers: