Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2016     Views: 117

If you are attempting access from off-campus, make sure you are accessing the database via a BC Libraries website link - either through the catalog, through the database directory, through a link in a research guide, or through a FindIt@BC link in Google Scholar. Alternatively, make sure your VPN connection is functioning. The remote access login screen should look something like this:

off-campus login screen

If you try to connect to a database through a generic google search or through a bookmark, the database website will not recognize your BC affiliation. If you are not using VPN, there is no way to access a database from off-campus without logging in through a proxy.

If you have arrived at the database through one of the above links* and/or via a computer in the BC network, and you are not given access, please report the problem, and someone will quickly get back to you if you provide an email address.

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