Library Skills Tutorial
Remote Access to Online Indexes
Athens State University students, faculty, and staff members can access the online indexes from off-campus computers. To do this, you will need:
- A computer with Internet access.
- The correct user IDs and passwords for the indexes you want to use.
To use the online indexes, go to the library home page and select "Databases," then select the index you want to use. You will be prompted for the appropriate user ID and password.
The passwords are changed every August, and more often if necessary. Current lists of the user IDs and passwords are available at the Library circulation desk. You will be asked for ID proving you are a current Athens State student, faculty, or staff member when you request a copy of the passwords.
If you are not a current Athens State student, faculty, or staff member, but are a resident of Alabama, you can get access to a large number of online indexes through the Alabama Virtual Library. Cards for AVL access are available from your local public library.