No matter where you are in the research process, we encourage you to ask for information consulting services. Email us your question or request a consultation. Reference librarians are here to assist.
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By the end of this class you'll be able to:
The databases, journals and other subscription resources provided by Cornell University Library are obtained from vendors via site licensing. This means that only current faculty, staff and students of Cornell University may get access to the resource's full text. While on-campus at Cornell, you should be able to get access without any difficulty. But while off-campus--whether in Collegetown or on the other side of the Earth--or when using a personal computer, tablet or other device, you may need to identify yourself as a Cornell user. This is usally done simply by logging in.
To get the full-text articles from off-campus (link goes offsite to another tutorial on finding full-text articles), try one of these methods:
use the Get it! Cornell links in databases
search the library catalog for the journal title
use the CUL Passkey bookmarklet
contact the librarians if you try these steps but are still having trouble getting access to something (i.e. running into a paywall, being asked to subscribe or pay a fee, etc.)
Do you live off-campus? Are you studying abroad, doing an internship or co-op or attending a conference? Are you having difficulty getting access to licensed library resouces?
If so, try using PassKey. PassKey is designed to give Cornell community members access to licensed library resources while they are away from campus.
PassKey does not require any installation: Just click on the link or button below, put in your NetID and you should be granted immediate access.