Q. Library ID?

Trying to access wilsonweb and academic onefile from abroad but I need the library ID

Answer

You can get into any of our databases and indexes from off-campus (including abroad) if you use a link that goes through our proxy server.  All the links on the library webpages should be configured this way, and certainly the ones on this page are:  http://library.alleghey.edu/databases

When you are asked for an ID from these links, enter your Allegheny email user name and your email password.

You may have gotten a different ID prompt (from the vendor, not from our proxy server) if you were using a direct URL.  This could happen for three reasons:

You know the direct URL for the database and just type it in (e.g., jstor.org)

You are using a bookmark you set while you were on campus

You are using a direct link a faculty member put on a website or Sakai page.

The first two are solved by using our databases page.  If you want to go directly to an article based on a URL, like the third case, the best solution is to use the general link and then search for the article.  Or you can re-write the article URL using the pattern you will see in our proxied links.

If you still have a problem, please send us a copy of the URL you are using.

  • Last Updated Jul 21, 2017
  • Views 57
  • Answered By Linda Bills

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