Access Resources from Off-Campus

The Baylor University Libraries subscribe to hundreds of electronic resources and several thousand journals available electronically. These resources are easily accessible from both on and off campus.

Who can access these resources from off campus?

  • Anyone currently enrolled at or employed by Baylor University.
  • Students who are enrolled in a spring semester and are also enrolled for the following fall semester may have access to these resources during the summer in between those 2 semesters.
  • Graduate students who are not taking classes and are not registered for dissertation or thesis hours cannot have access.
  • Alumni and Friends to Baylor University cannot have access to these resources.
  • BearCat can be used by anyone, but electronic resources found in BearCat will have restricted use.
What's the best way to access these resources from off campus?
  • Obtain authenticated access to the libraries' electronic resources in one of three ways:
    • Use the "Electronic Resources" link found under "Books, Articles & More" menu option available throughout the main Libraries' web site;
    • Use the "Find..." search option found in the left sidebar on the libraries' home page and on this page; or
    • Use the "Electronic Resources Database" link found on the BearCat online catalog main menu.
  • With this resource use the pull-down subject menu to select a list of resources to browse through or search for the title of a specific resource.
  • When you click on the resources link, you will be prompted for your Bear ID and password (Firstname_Lastname and password).
  • Once authenticated, you should have access to the resource.
How can I place links to specific resources within Blackboard?
  • For off-campus authentication, preface each URL with the proxy URL: http://ezproxy.baylor.edu/login?url=
  • To obtain the URL for the resource, place the mouse pointer over the link, right click, and select "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location" from the pop-up menu. If you are using a Macintosh, place the mouse pointer over the link, click and hold down, and select "Copy Link to Clipboard" from the pop-up menu.
  • For example, a complete link to the JSTOR collection would look like: http://ezproxy.baylor.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/
Who do I contact if I'm having trouble with off-campus authentication and access?