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Accessing Resources from Off-Campus

If you use the links on our A to Z Databases list or through records in the CONSORT catalog, they should be set up to prompt you to authenticate with your College of Wooster log in information.  This should meet your needs for conducting research from off-campus.  If you encounter a resource that doesn't authenticate you, please contact Mark Gooch (330-263- 2522) or call the Library's main number (330-263-2493) and ask for the Research Help Desk.

Access via VPN

Another way to access online resources from off-campus is by utilizing VPN.  Instructions can be found on the IT wiki pages.

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 research help desk. You can also refer to How to Access OhioLINK Databases.

Setting Up Google Scholar to Check for College of Wooster Holdings

  1. Go to Google Scholar:
  2. In the upper, right-hand corner click settings.
  3. In the left-hand column, click Library Links.
  4. In the search box, type ohiolink.
  5. Check the appropriate boxes (College of Wooster, OhioLINK, as well as Open WorldCat).
  6. 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.