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Off-Campus Access (Remote Access)

Databases (journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles)

Many of the sources in our databases are available online in full text. To log in to the databases from off-campus, simply enter your username (CWID) and PIN (birth date in MMYY format) when prompted. The log in screen typically looks like this:

off campus login example

Here is a video showing what logging in from off campus looks like:

Databases that require accounts created on campus

For some accounts, you must create an account while on campus (residence halls not included). If you can not come to campus, we can create accounts for you. These include:

PrepSTEP (aka LearningExpress Library)
Thomson Reuters Checkpoint

Databases that do not work off-campus

College Source Online (catalogs)

Free Resources

There are some free resources that we recommend:

Directory of Open Access Journals
Louisiana Digital Library

Reference help

If you need help searching the databases or anything else, you can give us a call at the Reference desk at (318) 342-1071, email us at reference@ulm.edu, or use our online Ask A Librarian form to send us a message.

General Troubleshooting

Are you unable to connect to our resources? Here are some things to consider:

    • Are you attempting access directly from the ULM website? Bookmarking a page in a database doesn't work the same way as most "internet" resources. In most of our databases, the link is just temporary and will not work the next time you access the same link. To ensure that this doesn't happen, try using a "permalink," "PURL," or just copy and paste the citation information.
    • What browser are you using? Every browser handles information differently. The most-used browsers often work well (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari). It is also important to use the latest version of your browser of choice.
    • Do you have cookies turned on/off? Cookies should be turned on.