Can’t access an electronic resource? Special instructions for off campus access


If you are off campus, you should be prompted to log in to your Purdue Career Account before you can access a database, electronic journal, or electronic book. If you are unable to login, you may want to check to see if your campus account is active. Also make sure you are starting your search or resource access from the Libraries main webpage.  All of the links from the main page are encoded to ensure off-campus access is routed through the proper tools to allow access.

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  • Last Updated Aug 30, 2023
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  • Answered By Nathan Rupp

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