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Off Campus Research
Why Do I Need to Log In to Access the Library's Resources Off Campus?
Many of WesternU's electronic resources are available only to current students, faculty, and staff*. Due to licensing agreements, users must be authenticated through a proxy server.
Alumni may access electronic resources on campus only.
*Other authorized users such as clinical faculty or OPTI-West residents may be allowed access based on license terms and agreements.
How Does Off-Campus Access Work?
- When you click an electronic resource on the library website, library catalog, or EBSCO Discovery Service from off campus, the proxy will take you to a login page.
- Enter your WesternU network username and password. (The same one you use to access your email.)
Having Off-Campus Access Issues?
Review the troubleshooting tips below before contacting the Library.
- Username or password issues? Try logging on to ILLiad. If you are unable to log in to ILLiad, your username or password is probably incorrect. Please contact TechSupport to reset your password.
- If pages don't display correctly, try clearing your browser's cache, cookies and history.
Electronic Resources Librarian