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Educational Leadership - Ed.D.

A guide to support students in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program.

Remote Access

To access the library's resources from off-campus, you will need to use your SHU login credentials.  The username is usually your last name, first inital. Your password is the same as logging into Blackboard.

You will remain logged in until you end your session, or after 20 minutes of inactivity, you will be logged off automatically. 

Please be aware that some employers do have firewalls that may prevent you from accessing our resources from your place of employment.  If you have any problems accessing the databases, please contact our Reference Desk at (203) 371-7726 or email us at

Off-Campus Access Video Tutorial

Database Access Troubleshooting

  • Make sure you are using the correct login credentials. Usually your last name followed by first initial. (e.g. smithj) do not include entire email (note: you'll be locked out for 20 minutes after a few incorrect attempts to login).
  • If you are locked out or can't remember your password, you can reset your password here.
  • Try a different database to see if you can access it. Occasionally a specific resource may go offline for a short period of time, you can try again after a few minutes.
  • You may not be able access the library's resources  from your work because of firewalls.
  • Close your browser, and try using a different web browser. If using Safari try Chrome. If using Chrome try Firefox.
  • If you can login to SHU email and Blackboard, you should be able to access the library resources. If you can't access any of your SHU resources contact The Factory 203-365-7575. 
  • If you're still having difficulty, contact the library's reference desk at 203-371-7726.
  • An alternative way to access library resources from off-campus is to setup a VPN (virtual private network).