The most common way to access the online databases from any off-campus location is with our proxy service. To access databases this way, you will need to use your SHU credentials, which are the same username and password that you use to log into your SHU email or Blackboard. Once you click on a database or start a search in QuickSearch from the SHU Library website, enter your credentials when prompted.
Once you have accessed one database, you will be able to access any other database through our library website. However, if you let the database sit idle for 20 minutes or longer, you will be logged out and will have to sign in again.
You also have the option of setting up a VPN. This will make it appear that you are on campus, and you will not have to enter your credentials each time you search a database. If you are interested in setting up the VPN, please follow the link below to setup instructions.
If you have any problems accessing the databases from off-campus, please contact our Reference Desk by calling (203)371-7726, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or using our Chat service.
Please see the following list of tips for overcoming the most common issues when accessing databases from off-campus.
If you continue to have problems accessing databases from off-campus, please contact our Reference Desk by calling (203)371-7726, emailing email@example.com, or using our Chat service.