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Library databases provide access to journals, magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias, and other electronic publications. Databases are available in the Databases & Articles section of the library Web site. If you are using a computer that is part of the local network on the downtown campus, simply click on the name of a database to connect and begin a search. If you are using a computer that is not located on the downtown campus, you may be asked to enter a user name and password in order to connect.
To connect, you will need one of the following accounts:
NOTE: You must be registered during a semester to be considered a current student.
Due to license restrictions, we cannot provide remote access to alumni, students and faculty from other universities, students who are not registered during a semester, or vistors.
For E-Reserves Course Reserves, all users need an additional password provided directly to students by the instructor of each class.
As mentioned above, if you are using a computer that is not located on the downtown campus, you may be asked to log in.If you encounter errors when logging in, you can try the steps outlined below.
Otherwise, please contact the IT Help Desk for all login problems (the library cannot resolve login issues).
• It may help to reset your password. To do so:
This means that you have not enabled cookies in your web browser, or else you have a program (such as an antivirus program or 'privacy protector' program) that is blocking cookies. Cookies are required to establish your authentication to UHD Library resources, and may also be required by a given database.
Most browsers allow cookies by default, so something or someone has changed that setting on your browser or your computer manufacturer set it to be off or blocked.
To correct this, you must do any one, or combination of, these:
You can also try downloading and installing a web browser such as Firefox or Chrome, which should have cookies enabled by default.
- enable cookies in the browser (this might look like a check box or setting for blocking cookies; uncheck the check box)
- disable any cookie-blocking software
- reduce (lower) your privacy settings if using Internet Explorer (Tools menu > Internet Options menu > Privacy tab)
Some electronic documents require the following free plug-in software:
If you are able to log in but cannot connect to a database, electronic journal, or electronic book, report the problem by using Ask a Librarian or call the Information Desk at 713-221-8187. If you see an error message when you try to connect, please tell us what the message says.
If there is a known problem with a library database, we will post a notice on the UHD Library Blog.
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Last updated or reviewed on 12/20/13