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Health Sciences Tutorials : Getting Access to UW-Madison Resources Off-Campus

Getting Access to UW-Madison Resources Off-Campus

This short tutorial will help you gain access to journals, e-books, and health-science databases in off-campus locations. In order to begin, you must have a valid UW-Madison NetID. If you do not, follow this tutorial to activate your NetID. If you need assistance contact DoIT at 608-264-4357, or visit IT's Get Help page for more options.

Step 1: Select the database, journal, or e-book you would like to view through the UW-Madison system.

Step 2: In the top right of the page, click the button to view the resource. For a journal or e-book, this button will say, "View Online." For a database, it will say, "Go to Database." 

This screenshot shows the library catalog page for a book titled "Equine Ophthalmology," with the "view Online" button boxed in red.

Step 3: For e-books and journals, you will then be presented with options of platforms through which to view the resource.

This is a screenshot of a library webpage with the heading "View Online" which lists the Wiley Online Library as the only platform through which to view the example resource.

Step 4: After selecting an access point, you will be prompted to log in with your NetID. Follow the link that says, "Login With Your NetID."

Step 5: Finally you will be presented with the campus NetID page. Enter your NetID username and password. If you need help activating your NetID click the button at the bottom of the page under the "Need Help?" section. After logging in you will be redirected back to the resource.