The library provides access to many electronic resources online through our databases subscriptions and other purchases. Many of these resources require some form of authentication to prove affiliation with a subscribing institution.
When you access electronic resources from on campus, you can take advantage of location-based authentication. So long as you are fully connected to the campus Wireless Network, you should be recognized as an authorized user automatically. No login is required.
When you access electronic resources from off campus, you will need to login through the Electronic Resource Login Page to confirm you are an authorized user through our library proxy server. Your username and password are the same used when accessing your E-Hive and Learn@UW-Superior services. Once you have logged in, you should be forwarded to the resource you were trying to access.
Please note that the Electronic Resource Login Page does not communicate with Learn@UW-Superior, so even if you are accessing resources from inside an online course in Learn@UW-Superior, you will need to login through this portal.
Technology can be fickle and sometimes off campus authentication doesn't work quite as expected. Here are the most common solutions to reported issues:
The library's EZproxy authentication software is triggered when the designated Proxy URL is prefixed to the permalink of a library resource.
Add this URL to the permalink of a database, full-text article, e-book, or streaming video to enable remote access to that resource.
Virtual Labs are available for distance learning students. These virtual labs allow you to remotely connect to a computer on campus to access software, such as Adobe Suite, SPSS, GIS, Microsoft Office, or other programs that you may not have on your home computer. The virtual labs are managed by Tech Services. If you have trouble accessing them, please contact the Help Desk.
Click here to access available virtual lab computers.
If you are on a PC you will be able to connect by pressing Connect and then Download; when the file downloads, you will have to open and connect to the computer. If you are on a Mac or Chromebook you will have to download the Microsoft Remote Desktop App.