Reading Articles On-line
If you are not used to reading academic articles on-line, here is some
information that may help. BC subscribes to online databases such as EBSCO's
Business Source Premier that carry the full text of articles published in
journals like the Harvard Business Review. All members of the BC community can
access these articles as long as you either logon on campus, or, if logging on
remotely, you use VPN to identify yourself as a member of the BC community. (See
VPN below to configure VPN for Windows XP Professional machines). Actually, many
of the Libraries resources can be accessed these days without VPN just using
your BC username and password.
Where to go for help:
Please note that there are different kinds of readings in this course. The
above applies to articles published in journals. Other readings consist of
Harvard educational monographs that are sold by Harvard Business School Press (HBSP)
online. These can be purchased here.
Configuring a VPN connection to the BC network
using Windows XP Professional
Summary: Use these instructions to
configure your computer to use a VPN (Virtual Private Networking) connection
to the BC network.
: When you connect to the BC
network via VPN, you are agreeing to the
Technological and Information Resources policy
, even if you are using a
personally owned computer. Failure to follow the policies, including keeping
your computer's virus protection up to date, may result in loss of VPN or
other network privileges.
To configure a VPN connection to the BC network
using Windows XP Professional:
- Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click
The Network Connections window appears.
- Under Wizard, double-click New Connection Wizard.
The New Connection Wizard appears.
- On the Welcome screen, click Next.
- Click Connect to the network at my workplace (refer to Figure
1) and click Next.
Figure 1: Select the Connect to the network at my workplace option.
- Click Virtual Private Network connection (refer to Figure 2)
and click Next.
Figure 2: Select the VPN connection option.
- In the Company Name box, enter a name for this
connection, such as (refer to Figure 3): BC VPN
Figure 3: Enter a name for this VPN connection.
- Click Next.
- In the Host name or IP address box, type (refer to Figure 4):
Figure 4: Enter BC's IP address.
- Click Next.
- Choose to create this connection for just yourself or for anyone's use
(this choice would make the VPN connection available to anyone logged in to
- Click Next.
- Click Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop and click
To connect to BC using VPN:
- Connect to the BC network via your ISP (either dial-in or high-speed).
- Double-click the BC VPN connection on your desktop:
A window appears asking for your login information.
- Do the following (refer to Figure 5):
- In the User name box, enter your BC username.
- In the Password box, enter your BC password.
- Click Connect.
Figure 5: Enter your BC user name and password.