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How do I remotely access the library's databases?

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2015  |  872 Views

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USMA-issued laptops will have a VPN software client installed. Please contact Goldcoats or your DCO if you need assistance with the VPN software.


When you are working from a computer or other device that is not on the USMA network, but wish to search one of our databases, do the following: Using the Library web page, select the database you want to search, and click on the link to that database. A new window will open that requests authentication. In this window, enter your full name, and your Library account number (see: What is my Library account number?), and the database you wish to use will open in a new window. If the database fails to open, or if you recieve an error message of any kind, please call the Reference Desk at 845-938-8325.

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Whenever possible, remote access to library resources will be made available to anyone eligible for a library account. You will need to log into your library account first ( before trying to access any library resources remotely. Please be aware that not all resources are available remotely.

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