Tips for Accessing Library Resources

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Last week marked the beginning of required authentication to access library resources on the Emory University campus. Each user must log in using their network ID and password when using a resource licensed by one of the Emory Libraries. Authentication has been required off-site for over a decade.

This change is necessary for several reasons:

  • Meets publisher and vendor expectations of University compliance with signed license agreements for determining authorized users,
  • Reduces security risks for the Emory IT networks enterprise wide, and
  • Provides options for managing resources for select user populations.

Many of you previously bookmarked ejournals or databases at .com or .org sites. You may create new bookmarks. The new authentication environment requires that you change your method of navigation and link to resources through library websites or use Emory ejournals A-Z database, in order to be identified as an Emory user. To assist in your workflow processes, attached is a Tip Sheet designed to answer most of the frequently asked questions received thus far.

If you have other questions, or would like an Informationist to demonstrate best practices to your department or group, please contact us at Ask-A-Librarian.