Online Articles

I enter my library card number and PIN, and then the online resource or eBook asks for a username/ID and password, OR says I am not authorized, OR says that I need to return to my library's website, OR shows me an eBook's table of contents only.

Many of the online resources have certain technical requirements for authentication. You may need to make changes to your browser security settings (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) and personal firewall (Norton Personal Firewall, ZoneAlarm, etc.). One or more of the following settings may need to be changed for that browser session:

  • Adjust firewall settings
  • Be able to accept cookies
  • Have Java, JavaScript, or ActiveX turned on
  • Netscape users: Smart Download option must be disabled
  • Turn off pop-up blockers
  • Change settings on your privacy filter, spam filter, or spyware software
  • Change privacy settings on toolbars installed on your web browser
  • Set your personal firewall to allow cookies, allow mobile code, or allow scripting for both the library's remote authentication address AND the individual database's web address.
  • If you receive an error message when trying to connect to a ProQuest database, such as Safari Tech Books Online, please visit the ProQuest's troubleshooting website by clicking here and here (older version).
  • If you receive an error message when trying to connect to an Ebsco database, please visit Ebsco's troubleshooting website by clicking here.

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