Off-Campus Access to Databases
NOTE TO NEW STUDENTS: You may not be in our system yet. We receive an update of new students after the drop/add period. If you need access right away, please fill out the database registration form and we will put you in manually.
Pfeiffer Library's databases are available to current students, faculty and staff only. If you fall into one of those categories, you can access the databases from off-campus. (Note: This applies to databases on the Research Databases page. Our online catalog of books is available to anyone, anytime!)
When you click on a database name from our Research Databases page, you
will be asked to enter a username and password.
Your username is
your student id number.
Your password is
your Blackboard password.
IF YOU CHANGE YOUR
PASSWORD MID-SEMESTER, it will NOT change your library
password! We will update our file with current
passwords at the beginning of each semester and the
beginning of 1st summer session. You are also welcome to
fill out the database registration form and we will update
your library password to match.
If none of the above works, you can fill out the database registration form
and we will assign you a library password. If you are able
to visit the library on either campus in person, we can
look up your password for you. (We can only do this in
person for security reasons.)
Your username and password are the same as your
my.Pfeiffer or Blackboard username and password, depending
on when you got it (we have not updated faculty since
my.Pfeiffer switched to using Active Directory
credentials, so whatever you were using still works). If
you have never used the databases off-campus before, you
will need to contact us to put your information into the
system. If you can't remember your password, let us know
and we can look it up for you! If you've been around for a
good while, your username is probably the first intial of
your first name and your last name (jdoe) and your
password the last 4 digits of your SSN. Call us if you'd
like to change it.
You shouldn't get a security certificate error, but in case you do, here are the steps for
some of the major browsers:
Below are the steps on how you can add a site to the list
of trusted sites for Google
When you enter your username and password correctly, you
will be taken straight to the database. If you get an error message,
the problem may be one of the following:
If you still have problems accessing the databases from off-campus, please contact the systems administrator. Please tell us which database you were trying to access, exactly what happened, and any error message you receive. We need this information to be able to troubleshoot your problem!
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