Library Services During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The RowanSOM Library is open to Rowan SOM and GSBS students, faculty, and staff. Occupancy will be limited per state guidelines. See the library news announcement for more information on reopening . Continue to check our COVID-19 page for updates on the status of library services.

Why am I now being asked to log-in to view or use an ejournal, ebook, databases, and other resources when on campus?

Why am I now being asked to log-in to view or use an ejournal, ebook, databases, and other resources when on campus?

Rowan University Libraries e-resources will require authentication from both on and off campus beginning in the fall 2020. Individual e-resources will be updated gradually throughout the fall semester.

Prior to this time access to e-resources on-campus was controlled through IP authentication and anyone connected to the Rowan network was able to access e-resources without having to log-in. Due to network changes made by Rowan IRT the libraries can no longer use on campus IP authentication to verify Rowan affiliation and stay in compliance with licensing agreements.

Access to e-journals, e-books, databases, publisher websites, and other e-resources will be impacted by this change. 

To access e-resources from on and off campus, Rowan users must start at the RowanSOM Library website.

On campus users may experience problems with:

  • Saved links
  • Previously bookmarked e-resources 
  • Links to resources through citation managers (Endnote, Refworks, Zotero, Academic Writer, Papers, Mendeley, etc.) 

If you are having trouble accessing an e-resource, please contact the RowanSOM Library by using AskALibrarian

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2020

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