Connecting to Library Resources
While On Campus
- Library Research Commons (LRC): The LRC is one of many computing labs available to faculty,
staff, students, and other authorized users at both the Thomas Jefferson and
Ward E. Barnes Libraries. The LRCs are run by the Information Technology Services department and staffed by student consultants who can
orient you about the hardware and software that are available. They can also
assist with many software issues. Users must log in using their SSO ID. Other computer labs are also available on campus, check the ITS web page for details or for lab hours.
- Wireless: The Thomas Jefferson, St. Louis Mercantile, and Ward E. Barnes Libraries
provide wireless internet accessibility. You will need a laptop with a wireless
network adapter that supports the 802.11b and/or 802.11g standards. If your
laptop does not have built-in wireless, you may purchase a PC card from the
University Bookstore or an electronics retail store. For more information
concerning how to use wireless service in the library or on campus, please see
the TritonNet wireless information page.
- Other Campus Computers: Students can access library resources from other campus locations (labs, Millennium Student Center, etc.). Faculty and staff can use library resources from their office and department computers.
From Off Campus
The Library Catalog is available to all through the World Wide Web. Only current UM-St. Louis Students, Faculty, and Staff are eligible
to access databases and other resources from off-campus. The two means of access are:
UM-St. Louis Students, Faculty and Staff with broadband internet access (cable or DSL) may use the TritonNet
VPN Client to access Library Databases from home. Using a VPN connection requires some additional setup, but it provides a more secure, reliable and complete solution for remote access. Once connected via the VPN Server, your computer will connect to resources as if you are on campus.
To download the software go to: http://www.umsl.edu/technology/networking/vpn.html. You will need your Gateway (SSO) ID to download and use the TritonNet AnyConnect VPN Client. To look up your ID go to http://gatewayid.umsl.edu.
After you have connected using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, you may access the Library Catalog and the remote online resources via the
UM-St. Louis Libraries' home page by going to: http://www.umsl.edu/library.
UM-St. Louis Students, Faculty, and Staff may also remotely access online resources via our Proxy Server. If you try to connect to a database, e-book, or other online resource and you are connecting from off campus, the proxy server will automatically ask for your SSO ID and password. However, some resources cannot be accessed via the proxy server. In this case you will need to use the VPN or come to campus.
For information about your SSO ID and
password go to http://gatewayid.umsl.edu. Connect to the library using: http://www.umsl.edu/library Type in your Gateway ID and password when requested.