Off-Campus Journal Access: Quick Tips
Access content via the Libraries web site or using one of the tools below: Enter your EID and password when prompted to confirm that you are an eligible CSU user.
Try a different browser: Some platforms work better with Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Internet Explorer is not a recommended browser.
Be careful how you bookmark: Be sure to bookmark links from the Libraries website and not the URL in the browser
The CSU Libraries provides the campus community with access to over 50,000 electronic journals. Off-campus users must log in with their CSU EID and password to take advantage of these resources.
Libraries Home Page: Links from the Libraries home page will automatically prompt users to authenticate using an EID and password. This includes:
- Search Primo, the Libraries' catalog
- Journal Search Page
- FindIt@CSU is a service that interacts with the Libraries database subscriptions to connect users to the Libraries' full text subscriptions and InterLibrary Loan services for items we do not own.
Other access points: The following tools interact with the CSU Libraries authentication system to provide off-campus access:
- LibKey Nomad (Chrome Users)
Works within the Chrome browser to provide single click access to CSU-subscribed content from publisher websites, PubMed, Wikipedia and more. Install the Chrome extension and select Colorado State University from the drop-down menu. The plug-in scans sites for journal article identifiers and displays a green teardrop that directly links to articles available to CSU users. Users will be asked to log in using their EID and password.
- Google Scholar can be configured to automatically link to the FindIt@CSU menu, which includes access to CSU Libraries resources and InterLibrary Loan. Directions are available at https://libguides.colostate.edu/googlescholar.
Create a bookshelf of your favorite scholarly journals via the internet or on your Android or iOS device. Select Colorado State University as your library.