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These research guides are a good place to start. Find subject-specific databases, general research tips, citation help, and subject librarian contact info.

How-to: Research Process

Connecting from Off-Campus 

Visit the Connecting from Off-Campus guide for complete details about access issues to library resources.

  • Install VPN Pulse Secure
    • VPN is a secure virtual private network connection that lets you access campus resources from any remote computer that has an Internet connection.
  • Popup Blockers & Cookies
    • You will need to enable cookies, JavaScript, and popups because many online resources require these features to work correctly. Sometimes clearing your cache or using a different browser will take care of the problem.
  • Institutional Firewalls
    • Workplaces and schools often have firewalls.  You will see an error message that says something like site blocked, unauthorized, connection refused, or requested URL could not be retrieved. Many problems involving remote access from a school or workplace will require the assistance of the IT staff at those locations.