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Engineering Library Faculty Visits: Passkey

This guide lists useful URLs for new faculty. Email Jill Powell, with suggestions.

Get Full Text!

  • Bookmark library catalog links to ejournals, ebooks and databases 
  • Request scans of articles or book chapters from the Annex or other libraries outside Cornell. 
  • Request books from peer research libraries within 2-4 days through BorrowDirect.

Work Off-Campus

Off-campus or hitting a paywall? Log in once with this browser bookmarklet that connects you to all the Library's databases and journals with a single Cornell log-in. See this video tutorial on why Passkey is helpful in accessing library resources.


  • Drag the icon above into your browser toolbar or add to favorites.
  • When you want to get into an article or database off campus, click the Passkey.
  • You will be prompted for your netID and then redirected to the article full text. 
  • ​PassKey works on most common browsers and mobile devices. 
  • More information/help at

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