Set Up ELM Access from Your Website

Alert icon. If you are experiencing any access issues with the ELM databases, please contact ELM Support which will enable us to respond to your requests more efficiently.

Note About IP Addresses

Please note: If you are prompted for an ID and password when you follow any of the database links, that indicates that the vendor does not have your current IP addresses on file. Please complete our IP address change form to have your IPs updated.

Britannica

Place the links below on your library's website to access the Britannica databases.

IP-Authenticated Access

Britannica Academic Edition
  • Britannica Academic Edition
    http://academic.eb.com/
Britannica Library
  • Britannica Library
    http://library.eb.com/
  • Britannica Library – Children
    http://library.eb.com/levels/children
  • Britannica Library – Young Adults
    http://library.eb.com/levels/youngadults
  • Britannica Library – Reference Center
    http://library.eb.com/levels/referencecenter
Britannica School – Homepage Access
  • Britannica School Homepage
    http://school.eb.com
Britannica School – Direct Database Access
  • High School
    http://school.eb.com/levels/high
  • Middle School
    http://school.eb.com/levels/middle
  • Elementary School
    http://school.eb.com/levels/elementary
  • Preschool
    http://archive.school.eb.com/learningzone/welcome

Remote Access

K12 institutions may access the databases via username and password. Usernames and passwords are not to be posted electronically. PLEASE DO NOT POST THE PASSWORD ON YOUR WEB SITE.

Colleges and Universities may access the databases via secure-referring URL or barcode authentication.

Public Libraries may access the databases via secure-referring URL or barcode authentication.

To set up remote access using usernames and passwords, please contact Mabel Mannion at 800-621-3900 ext. 7205 or mmannion@eb.com. For assistance, you can also contact our ELM Support.

EBSCO

Place the links below on your library's website to access the EBSCO databases.

You have 3 options:

  • One URL that links users to EBSCO interface options (EBSCOhost Web)
  • One URL that links users to a database selection menu of the 15 EBSCO resources available through ELM
  • Separate URLs that link your users to each individual EBSCO database available through ELM

Remote access is available via customer ID and password or other authenticated means such as a proxy server.

IP-Authenticated Access

Link to the EBSCO Interface Options (EBSCOhost Web)
  • http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid
Link to the Database Selection Menu of the 15 EBSCO Databases
  • http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost
Link to Individual EBSCO Databases
  • Academic Search Premier
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph
  • Alt HealthWatch
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=awh
  • Business Source Premier
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=buh
  • Business Searching Interface
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=bsi
  • Consumer Health Complete
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=chc
  • eBook Collection (formerly known as NetLibrary)
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk
  • EBSCO MegaFILE
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=keh
  • ERIC
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=eric
  • Explora Kids
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehk5
  • Explora Teens
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=src_ic
  • Explora Library
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehpl
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=hxh
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=hch
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts ™ (LISTA)
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=lxh
  • MAS Ultra-School Edition
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ulh
  • MasterFILE Premier
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=f5h
  • Middle Search Plus
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mih
  • Points of View Reference Center
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?&authtype=ip,uid&site=pov
  • Primary Search
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=prh
  • Professional Development Collection
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=tfh
  • Regional Business News
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bwh
  • Science Reference Center
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=sch (EBSCOhost Interface)
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=sciref (unique interface)

Remote Access and Customer ID/Password Access

Use the URL(s) provided above and enter your customer ID and password when prompted. To get your customer ID and password, contact EBSCO Technical Support at 800-758-5995 or eptech@epnet.com.

You can share your customer ID and password with your users for access within your building or for access from home. PLEASE DO NOT POST THE PASSWORD ON YOUR WEB SITE. For assistance, please contact our ELM Support.

Gale

Place the links below on your library's website to access the Gale databases.

You have the option of having one URL that links users to a common menu of the Gale resources available through ELM and/or you can have separate URLs that link your users to each individual Gale resource available through ELM. Remote access is available via location ID and password or other authenticated means such as a proxy server.

IP-Authenticated Access

Link to a Common Menu of Gale Resources
  • http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/location_id

Note: replace the "location_id" portion of the URL with your library's location ID (find your location ID). If you do not find your library or school on the list, contact Gale Technical Support at 800-877-4253 (option 4).

Links to Individual Databases
  • Educator's Reference Complete
    http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/location_id?db=PROF
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/location_id?db=EAIM
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/location_id?db=GVRL
  • General Science Collection
    http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/location_id?db=PPGS
  • Informe Académico
    http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/location_id?db=IFME
    [Note: The interface language can be changed in the top banner of the database.]
  • InfoTrac Student Edition
    http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/location_id?db=STOM
  • Kids InfoBits
    http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/location_id?db=ITKE
  • Research In Context
    http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/location_id?db=MSIC
  • Student Resources In Context
    http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/location_id?db=SRC-1

Note: replace the "location_id" portion of the URL with your library's location ID (find your location ID). If you do not find your library or school on the list, contact Gale Technical Support at 800-877-4253 (option 4).

Remote Access and Password Access

You can share this password with your users for access within your building or for access from home. PLEASE DO NOT POST THE PASSWORD ON YOUR WEB SITE. For assistance, please contact our ELM Support.

LearningExpress

Custom Link Access

LearningExpress has created links for every Minnesota library that will authenticate both remote and in-library users into LearningExpress resources and provide usage statistics to libraries.

To obtain your library's custom link to the LearningExpress resources, please contact ELM Support. It is recommended that this link be placed on a secure page, but not required.

Because the Computer Skills Center and Job & Career Accelerator are included as modules within LearningExpress Library, there is only one link per library for all LearningExpress content.

IP-Authenticated Access

If you prefer to authenticate via IP address, use the links below after submitting your IPs to Learning Express via the Minitex MyLibrary IP Address Change Form.

If you use a proxy server, enter the following domains in the configuration file:

  • learningexpresslibrary3.com
  • learningexpresshub.com

If you don't have a proxy server and want to provide remote access, use the Custom Link Access guidance above to locate a link for your library to provide remote access to Learning Express content. There are no remote access usernames or passwords for LearningExpress.

Because the Computer Skills Center and Job & Career Accelerator are included as modules within LearningExpress Library, there is only one link per library for all LearningExpress content.

  • LearningExpress Library
    www.learningexpresslibrary3.com
  • LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
    www.learningexpresslibrary3.com
  • LearningExpress Computer Skills Center
    www.learningexpresslibrary3.com

OCLC

FirstSearch Databases

You can either provide authorization and password access or IP-authenticated access to FirstSearch databases.

Authorization and Password Access to FirstSearch

If you want to control access to FirstSearch databases, you can provide authorization and password access to it, but that means you will have to share your authorization number and password with your patrons.

  • The URL to search is http://firstsearch.oclc.org/.
IP-Authenticated Access to FirstSearch

Once your IPs have been set up, paste the following links to your webpage, linking your users directly to the OCLC databases accessible via FirstSearch.

OCLC databases accessible via FirstSearch:

  • Clase/Periodica
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=ClasePeriodica&done=referer
  • ERIC
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=ERIC&done=referer
  • GPO Monthly Catalog
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=GPO&done=referer
  • MEDLINE
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=MEDLINE&done=referer
  • OAISter
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=OAIster&done=referer
  • OCLC ArticleFirst
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=ArticleFirst&done=referer
  • OCLC Electronic Books
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=Ebooks&done=referer
  • OCLC Electronic Collections Online A&I
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=ECO&done=referer
  • OCLC PapersFirst
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=PapersFirst&done=referer
  • OCLC ProceedingsFirst
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=Proceedings&done=referer
  • OCLC WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=WorldCatDissertations&done=referer
  • WorldCat
    http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=worldcat&done=referer
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IP-Authenticated Access to CAMIO

Once your IPs have been set up, paste the following link to your webpage, linking your users directly to CAMIO:

  • http://camio.oclc.org/

WorldCat Discovery – Custom Link Access

OCLC has created links for every Minnesota library that will authenticate both remote and in-library users into WorldCat Discovery and provide usage statistics to libraries.

To obtain your library's custom link to WorldCat Discovery, please contact ELM Support. It is recommended that this link be placed on a secure page.

Remote Access

If your library has a proxy server or some other means for authenticating your users, then the links provided above in the "IP authentication" section will allow your users to access the OCLC databases from a remote location without entering authorization or password information.

For assistance, please contact our ELM Support.

ProQuest

To access ProQuest Global Newsstream, point your users to https://search.proquest.com/. This link will take you to a screen where you can perform a search across all of the newspapers in the ProQuest Global Newsstream collection.

To access Global Newsstream in its dedicated interface, point your users to https://search.proquest.com/globalnews.

To access Global Newsstream along with other ProQuest content your library might purchase individually, point your users to https://search.proquest.com/.

You may also wish to link directly to particular newspapers within the collection. To do so, follow these steps for any newspaper you would like a direct link to:

  • Go to https://search.proquest.com/.
  • Click on the "Publication Search" tab.
  • Either browse for a title or perform a keyword search (for example, "Star Tribune").
  • You are taken to a date-range screen for that title.
  • The URL in the Address box is a stable URL that you can cut and paste onto your website.
  • Or, use these links for the following selected papers:
  • Star Tribune
    https://search.proquest.com/globalnews/publication/45270
  • Wall Street Journal
    https://search.proquest.com/globalnews/publication/54814
  • USA Today
    https://search.proquest.com/globalnews/publication/15008
  • Washington Post
    https://search.proquest.com/globalnews/publication/10327
  • New York Times
    https://search.proquest.com/globalnews/publication/11561

Remote Access and Password Access

Remote access is available by user ID and password. Please contact Jennifer Duncan for your institution's unique ID and password. Jennifer can be reached at 800-521-0600 ext. 72309 or Jennifer.Duncan@proquest.com.

For assistance, you can also contact our ELM Support.

Questions?

If you need any assistance (for example: authorizations, passwords, customer IDs, IP access) or have questions about setting up ELM access, please contact our ELM Support.

Upcoming ELM Instruction Sessions

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Electronic Library for Minnesota: An Overview and Refresher
Thursday, September 28, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

History Day 2018 – Best ELM (and non-ELM) Resources
Monday, October 02, 2017
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Ebooks Minnesota: Read Local
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

ELM Databases for K12 Research
Monday, October 09, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The New ProQuest Global Newsstream
Thursday, October 12, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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