Accessing Resources from Off-Campus
Access via the COW Virtual Private Network (COW-VPN)
The most convenient method for accessing the Libraries' electronic resources on your computer from off-campus is by setting up the COW-VPN access. By using this type of access your computer will be recognized as having a campus Internet address and thus allow you access to electronic resources such as databases and electronic journals. This is the best method for accessing JSTOR.
Once you have set up a COW-VPN connection on your computer, you simply access the Internet as you would normally and then connect to the COW-VPN. For instructions see:
Office of Information Technology Documention for Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Access via OhioLINK Remote Authentication
The other method for accessing the Libraries' electronic resources from off-campus is by using OhioLINK's remote authentication.
Begin by going to the OhioLINK Institution Selection Form and selecting College of Wooster from the pull-down menu and clicking the Submit button. You will be prompted for your C.O.W. account information (the user name and password you use for e-mail). You should receive a message indicating that authentication was successful.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have authenticated through the OhioLINK site, it is necessary for you to access databases/electronic resources through the OhioLINK web pages in order to use the correct off-campus web addresses.
If you have any questions about off-campus access for electronic resources, please contact Mark Gooch (330-263- 2522) or call the Library's main number (330-263-2493) and ask for the reference desk. You can also refer to the OhioLINK Remote Authentication Frequently Asked Questions document.
Setting Up Google Scholar to Check for College of Wooster Holdings
- Go to Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
- In the upper, right-hand corner click settings.
- In the left-hand column, click Library Links.
- In the search box, type ohiolink.
- Check the appropriate boxes (College of Wooster, OhioLINK, as well as Open WorldCat).
- Click Save
After doing a search in Google Scholar, the "Find It" link will usually be over in the right-hand portion of the results. Click it to search Wooster's holdings. If there is no "Find It" link, sometimes it will be located under "More" beneath the article info.