All the library electronic resources, including e-journals, article databases, and e-books, are available from the library website. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your A number and banner (Access) password. You should also be able to access links to library resources from within Canvas, provided a short prepend has been added by the instructor.
In addition, there are two alternative methods for accessing a small selection of the library resources off-campus when you did not find the resource via the library website. See the off-campus library guide for more information about these options.
If you have any problems accessing library resources, the links below provide troubleshooting tips and contact information for getting help.
While USU continues to maintain a VPN through Information Technology, the Library now uses a different method for off-campus access to databases, electronic journals and e-books. To access library resources off-campus, you only need to enter your A number and banner password when prompted.
Access to library resources is validated by your A number and Access (Banner) password. If you changed your password recently, you need to use your new password. If you need to change your password and cannot log into Access (Banner), you will also not be able to log into the library system. See the Password Help page from the USU IT department for help with your Access (Banner) password.
If you cannot log in, follow these steps:
Note: Ebsco databases (Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, PsycInfo, among many others) have had some problems with the Chrome browser. If you have problems accessing any Ebsco database, we recommend trying a different browser. Ebsco is working on this issue; see more information from Ebsco.
All links to subscription resources, including e-journals, databases, and e-books need to have a prepend, or short URL, added to the beginning of each link. The prepend is:
If you have questions or problems with the electronic collections, contact the Library Reference Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-797-2678) or the Electronic Collections Librarian, Katie Wesolek (email@example.com or 435-797-8897).
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