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How to: Logging into Databases From Off-Campus: Home

Guidance for how to log into the Nicolet College databases from off-campus

Off Campus Login

On campus: If you are on campus, the following does not apply. Just go to any database you chose and you should have instant access.

Off campus: When you access a database from off-campus, you will first be taken to a login page which requires a USERNAME and PASSWORD. 

Your USERNAME* will be the first part of your Nicolet e-mail without as demonstrated below.

Your PASSWORD is the same that you enter to check your Nicolet College e-mail.

*If that username doesn't work, try your whole Nicolet College e-mail address. There may be some rare instances in which the full e-mail address is required.


Off Campus Access Issues

Try these steps if you have trouble accessing databases from off campus: 

  • If you are off campus, your link may need to have a proxy prefix. If you can see the address to the link, look at the beginning of the address to see if it starts with:  If it doesn't start with that, try putting directly in front of link address. When you click on the complete link, you may then see a login screen requiring the first part of your Nicolet e-mail and associated password.
  • If you are accessing a database via a link in Blackboard or Brightspace, try COPYING the link and then pasting it into the address bar of the browser.
  • Check caps lock and number lock.
  • Make sure you are using the correct username and password.
  • Make sure all popup blockers are off/popups are allowed.
  • Try a different browser. Most databases work well with Chrome or Firefox.
  • Clear browser history. It is a good practice to clear it multiple times.
  • Restart your computer.

For more assistance, check out the Database Access: Troubleshooting guide by the Alfred R. Neumann Library at the University of Houston - Clear Lake.  

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