About the Library
Off-Campus Database Access
Many of the Library’s resources are available online, 24/7! However, most of the databases, electronic journals, and e-books are Rowan-Cabarrus-restricted: only current faculty, students, and staff can access them from off-campus. Simply start from the Library website and click on the resource you want and you should be prompted for your credentials when it is needed.
You must log in with your eligible Rowan-Cabarrus network ID. Students use their Blackboard credentials. Faculty/Staff use their workstation network credentials. Forgot your Password?
Off-Campus Access and Cookies
Instructions for AOL, MSN or NetZero Users
If you are using the AOL, MSN or NetZero web browser, you will NOT be able to access the reference databases from off-campus unless you follow the instructions below:
Log on to AOL, MSN, or NetZero.
When your AOL, MSN, or NetZero browser comes up, minimize it.
Access Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, or Mozilla Firefox. (Most computers have one of these browsers installed)
Once you have opened one of the browsers listed in #3 above, follow the general instructions.
Are you trying to connect from your place of work?
If you are connecting to Rowan-Cabarrus databases from a corporation, hospital campus, or government office, there may be a firewall in place which prevents you from using a proxy server. Corporate sites often employ firewalls and may be highly restrictive in what their employees can access. If a corporate firewall prevents access, users will not be able to access the off-campus service. Most Internet Service Providers do not limit the areas their users can access on the Internet, so home users do not tend to encounter problems with firewalls.
If you are still unable to access the databases after following the instructions above, please contact the library staff at 704-216-3694 or email.