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Society of Women Engineers: Passkey

This course guide is designed to help members of SWE become familiarized with library tools.


Do you access journals off-campus? 

Try this bookmarklet- and avoid having to go through the catalog

What is Passkey?

What: Passkey is a bookmarklet (Firefox and IE) which lets you quickly authenticate as a CU person, when you're off-campus. This allows you to access databases.


  • In firefox, drag the icon to your bookmarks toolbar or right click and bookmark this location. Control-click (mac users)

  • In Internet Explorer, right-click the icon, add to favorites

  • The next time you're off-campus and a publisher asks you to log-in, click the Passkey.  You'll be prompted for your CU netid, and that's it! 


Subject Guide

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Jill Powell
103A Carpenter Hall
Engineering Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853