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Access to Library Resources & Other Technical Issues
The guide covers key information on how to access Library information resources on and off campus
DMU Faculty, Students, and Staff authenticate to library resources the same way as other DMU systems and services. When you access a library resource for the first time, you'll see the same Microsoft sign-in that you already know how to use:
If you already logged into the Pulse or another DMU resource, you probably will go straight to the library resource without logging in again. If you have two-factor authentication set up, you could be prompted to authenticate with your phone, but again, it’s the same process we use all the other DMU systems.
Your DMU User ID is the username for your DMU account. Your DMU User ID is automatically created by Information Technology Services using a combination of your first, sometimes middle, and last name or initials.
Access to Digital Content On & Off Campus
When on campus, the DMU network automatically authenticates you with our information providers. We encourage you to use the links on the library page or our LibGuides as these URLs are customized for DMU access, but we acknowledge this is not always a requirement to access resources when on campus.
When off campus, you must use the URLs provided by the library, All DMU library resources have a unique URL. You will not be able to google your way into these resources when off campus. Even PubMed has a unique URL.
You do not need to create a personal account with a publisher/vendor in order to access library resources either on or off campus.
Some publishers will ask you to register for an account in order to access certain features, like mobile apps or downloading pdf content. But as a general rule, all resources are accessible on and off campus from a web browser - no registration required. If you opt to register for an account, please do not use the same password that you use to log into D2L. You may use your DMU email as a username, but not the same -password to your DMU accounts.
Tech Tip of the Day: Having trouble accessing library resources? First try to delete the cookies from your browser. Then close/re-open the browser and access the resource again. After trying this nifty trick to clear out corrupted files lurking in your browser, if you are still asked to log into a site, pay for content, encounter error screens, or run into any other barriers, please let us know. Often, we don't know there is a problem unless you tell us.