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Connecting to Electronic Resources

Due to site-licensing agreements, access to the Library's online journals and databases are restricted to current students, faculty, and staff with University of Chicago computing accounts (CNet ID) and to users doing research within Library buildings.In addition, access to a group of specially licensed databases is available to University of Chicago alumni.

On-Campus Users

Off-Campus Users

Resources for Off-Campus Access

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Connecting to the Library Catalog

The University of Chicago Library Catalog is freely available to the public through the University of Chicago Library's web site, although links to restricted resources will not work. If using EndNote or other Z39.50 software to connect to the catalog, please see our EndNote Help pages or Accessing the Library Catalog via Z39.50 Clients.


If you are unable to connect to a specific electronic journal or database listed in the Library Catalog or Database Finder, please contact the Library. We will investigate the problem.