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Off Campus access to Online Databases

Libraries use proxy servers to provide their community with off-campus access to subscribed resources.  When accessing library resources from off-campus, users have to login with their Eckerd username and password, which assigns them an Eckerd IP address that enables access to various databases and journal collections. Eckerd Library uses an EZ Proxy connection to provide off campus users access to the Library's network of restricted databases. Only Eckerd community members with active Eckerd email accounts can access the network restricted databases. If you do not have an active Eckerd email account or have forgotten your login information, please contact Information Technology Services at 727-864-8318. Currently only enrolled students, faculty, staff, and ASPEC members are eligible for email accounts.

Accessing Resources from Off-Campus

When accessing links on the library website from off-campus, users will need to be logged into their Eckerd Gmail account.  This provides seamless access to Eckerd library resources, including e-mail and Moodle. 
 
If you are NOT already logged into your Eckerd gmail account, you will see the following Google login page where you can login. Be sure to include your username@eckerd.edu when logging in:
 
 
If you are ALREADY LOGGED IN to your Eckerd gmail account, you should not need to login again when opening a library link. Instead, you may see the following prompt to select one of your gmail accounts. ONLY those with @eckerd.edu domains will work.  
Choose a gmail account
 
MULTIPLE GMAIL ACCOUNTS (IMPORTANT): If you are logged into a non-Eckerd Gmail account and click a proxied library link, you mayhttps://eckerd.idm.oclc.org/login?url= see the following error message from google.  Please log back into via your Eckerd gmail account and try the link again. 
 
Google error - wrong gmail account
 
If you continue to have trouble accessing library resources remotely, please contact us via chat, email, phone, or come in to see us. 

Whenever you are in proxy mode, the database URL will be preceded by "https://eckerd.idm.oclc.org/login?url=". As an example, a JSTOR link would appear as: https://eckerd.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/. If you follow a link beyond the database, you can either return to the database with your Back button or return to the library web page and log in again.