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

Accessing Journals

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)
    libkey nomad: Download Colorado State full TextWorks 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
  • Browzine
    ​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.
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