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Can I access the library's databases from home?

Last Updated: Jul 22, 2015  |  36 Views

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Yes, you can access the library's databases from anywhere in the world, but you must enter the database through the library's website.

Occasionally some off-campus W&L researchers are not prompted for a network password as they attempt to connect to one of our databases. When that happens, one solution which might work is this:

  • Go to the proxy server login page
  • Use the standard login for the campus network to log in
  • After you log in, you will be greeted by a long list of databases
  • Go to http://library.wlu.edu/ and navigate to the desired database

You should now be able to access any database that will work with our proxy server. If you cannot, then the problem probably is a security setting on the computer or the network you are using. If the above steps do not take care of an access problem, please contact one of our Librarians.

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