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Faculty tips: For IT

Archive of monthly email tips to faculty about library resources.

Screen shots for off campus database login


If a patron is accessing the Discovery One Search  or an individual database listed in Lourdes Databases then the OPAL proxy authentication will check that they have access to the resource:






If the OPAL proxy or Lourdes Database link is not working a backdoor to many databases is through

OhioLINK. (



On the OhioLINK home page choose the Research Database link on the right under Quick Links:



Next you will be asked to choose your instituation from a list of OhioLINK members:

The next screen will give you 2 options: either Lourdes or OhioLINK. Choose OhioLINK to access databases through a different proxy.


After selecting OhioLINK Provided Research Databases you will again be asked for your instituation and then the screen below: