Remote access, a mechanism by which users can “pair” their various web browsing devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops) with an institution’s network, allows users to access AMS electronic products when not connected to a host institution's network. The AMS permits authorized users (faculty, staff, students, and visiting faculty) to pair mobile devices with a host institution's subscriptions.
In order to begin remote access, your device must be connected to your institution’s network. Once connected, visit any AMS electronic product to which your institution subscribes, click on the "Remote Access" icon and follow the prompts.
If you are currently connected to your institution’s network, you may pair your device now.
Pairing is set to last for 90 days after the date of initial pairing.
You can renew your remote access at any time and as many times as needed as long as you remain an authorized user.
You can access most AMS electronic products to which your institution currently subscribes. To view a list of your institution's AMS subscriptions, use our subscription validator. Note that you must be connected to your institution's network to check your available subscriptions.
AMS electronic products available for pairing include MathSciNet®, AMS electronic journals, AMS eBooks, and the AMS-distributed electronic journals Quarterly of Applied Mathematics and Journal of Algebraic Geometry. Only journals hosted on ams.org can be accessed through pairing.
Remote access with MathSciNet® is currently available only on the Providence server, not the mirror sites. To set up and use MathSciNet® via remote access, please choose Providence, RI from the mirror sites drop-down menu on MathSciNet®.
Remote access will work with most mobile devices: smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even desktops.
Your device/ web browser must meet the following basic technical requirements:
Note: Devices with multiple browsers will only be paired with the browser in use at the time of pairing. For example, if you have Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on your device, and enable pairing while using Chrome, then your device will not be paired when using Safari or Firefox.
If you have any questions, please email Customer Services or call 401-455-4000.