For Use from On Campus when the Online System is Down
We run our online databases through a "proxy server." This allows us to authenticate members of our community who are off campus and grant them off-site access to our restricted databases and resources. Once in a while, our proxy server and the other parts of our online catalog stop working or a database works, but not through the proxy, because of technical issues experienced by the vendor.
- If you run into trouble going through our proxy server from on campus -- because the server is down, or for some other reason, these links will circumvent the proxy and bring you directly to the database.
- Unfortunately, these links will not work from off campus, because if you are not at a Suffolk IP address and are not going through the proxy server, the database has no means of recognizing you as a legitimate (Suffolk) user.
If you would like to search our online catalog when the system is down, try visiting http://sawyerlibrary.worldcat.org. This subset of WorldCat reflects every title acquired to the library up until twenty-four hours before.