Off-campus Access

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale-affiliated users can access Morris Library's online resources from any device with an active connection to the internet. If you're having trouble connecting to a resource, please follow the steps below.

Step 1:

  • Make sure you are accessing the resource from the Morris Library web page (, not a bookmark or typing in the URL directly.
    • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) faculty, staff, and students who try to access licensed electronic resources from off-campus through a commercial Internet Service Provider (e.g. Verizon, Mediacom or AT&T) need to be authenticated by the library’s proxy server.
    • The proxy server uses your Network ID and password to authenticate you as a valid member of the SIU community.
    • The links on the library's website include a code that will prompt you to authenticate with your DawgTag number and password. 
    • Use the SalukiTech page if you need help with Network ID and password recovery. 

Step 2:

  • Use a recent version of Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
  • Check your browser settings.

For Internet Explorer:

  • Go to “Settings” in the Navigation bar and select “Internet Options”.
  • Click “General” tab. Under “Browsing history” click “Settings”. Make sure “Every time I visit the webpage” is selected.
  • Click “Security” tab and make sure Internet Globe is selected. Under "Security level for this zone" set the slider to Medium-high.
  • Click “Privacy” tab to set the setting of the Internet zone to Low.  Under "Pop-up Blocker" leave the box unchecked.
  • Make sure you click Apply, then OK.

For Mozilla Firefox:

  • Go to “Tools” in the Navigation bar and select “Options”.
  • Click “Privacy”, under History check the box to “Accept cookies from sites”.
  • Click "Content", under Pop-ups leave the box unchecked.

Step 3.

If you've tried the above items, and you are not being asked for your Network ID and password, please email with the name of the database/journal you are trying to access, the URL of the webpage listing the database/resource you are trying to access, your browser, and your name.