Accessing Electronic Resources

Accessing Restricted Electronic Resources

Most of the electronic resources provided by the Library are purchased at a significant cost to the University and are covered by a usage license. To comply with provider licensing agreements, access to most e-resources is limited to current students and employees at the University of Mississippi. 

Members of the community who do not fall into one of the above categories may access many of our resources from the public computers within the library.

More in-depth information can be found on our Comprehensive Electronic Resource Access Information page.

Accessing Unrestricted Electronic Resources

Some of the electronic resources provided by the Library are not restricted so they are available from any computer anywhere. Examples of unrestricted resources are publicly available databases such as PubMed Central, Project Gutenburg and Science.Gov. Additionally, most of our archival Digital Collections are open to the public.

Please review the types of resources to see more access information.

Accessing Databases 

You can access databases from the database pages or any other place links or search boxes are made available.

Most of our databases are licensed but there a few that are not. When you attempt to do a search in most of our databases, unless you are using one of the public computers available within the library, you will be asked to log in to the library to access library electronic resources. Log in with your Web ID. If you are on your own laptop or mobile device, you will also need to log in with your Web ID, even if you are in the library. Note that logging into the wireless network is different from logging into the library. 

If you have a problem accessing databases you believe you are entitled to use, please contact Circulation West. For more in-depth information see the "Using Databases" page.

Accessing One Search

You can access "One Search from the library homepage or any other place links or search boxes are made available.

When you attempt to do a search in "One Search", unless you are using one of the public computers available within the library, you will be asked to log in to the library to access library electronic resources. Log in with your Web ID. If you are on your own laptop or mobile device, you will also need to log in with your Web ID, even if you are in the library. Note that logging into the wireless network is different from logging into the library. 

If you have a problem accessing "One Search" and you believe you are entitled to use it, please contact Circulation West.  For more in-depth information see the "Using One Search" page.

eBooks 

When you attempt to open or download an eBook, unless you are using one of the public computers available within the library, you will be asked to log in to the library to access library electronic resources. Log in with your Web ID. If you are on your own laptop or mobile device, you will also need to log in with your Web ID, even if you are in the library. Note that logging into the wireless network is different from logging into the library. 

If you have a problem accessing an eBook you believe you are entitled to use, please contact Circulation West. 

eBooks can be a little bit complicated as we have several types. They can be used on different devices and they can possibly be in use by others. For more in-depth information see the "Using eBooks" page.

eJournals

You can access eJournals through the catalog,  Journal Finder or the eJournals Portal or any other place links or search boxes are made available.​

When you attempt to access an eJournal, unless you are using one of the public computers available within the library, you will be asked to log in to the library to access library electronic resources. Log in with your Web ID. If you are on your own laptop or mobile device, you will also need to log in with your Web ID, even if you are in the library. Note that logging into the wireless network is different from logging into the library. 

If you have a problem accessing an eJournal you believe you are entitled to use, please contact Circulation West

eJournals can be a little bit complicated as the user interface presentation for any particular eJournal can be very different.  For more in-depth information see the "Using eJournals" page.

Digital Collections

You can access Digital Collections from the library homepage, Archives and Special Collections homepage, or any other place links are made available.​

Most Digital Collections are open to the public and can be accessed from any computer at any place in time. There a few collections however that restrict streaming media to computers in the J.D. Williams Library. 

If you have a problem accessing a Digital Collection you believe you are entitled to use, please contact Archives and Special Collections

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