Ask A Librarian
Main Content

Lansing Community College Library Services


Off-Campus Access to Research Databases

Login Screen | Browser Options | Access from Home | Access from Work

Login Screen

Current LCC students and employees can access databases off-campus with a valid Technology User ID (TUID) and password.

Use the Library Research Databases webpage to access the databases from off-campus. If you have not logged in to Desire2Learn or Banner, the login box below will appear when you click on a database title link:

login screen for off-campus access to databases

Browser Options

Cookies

Your Internet browser should be enabled to accept all cookies. To ensure that your browser is set to do this, please follow these directions to enable cookies.

Security Settings

You may need to lower your browser's security settings in order for the research databases to display properly.

Back to Top

Access from Home

Anti-Virus Software

If you are accessing the databases from home, anti-virus or Internet security software may have to be disabled or modified.

Internet Service Provider

You may want to contact your Internet service provider to see if their service is configured to work with proxy server software. NetZero and USOL, for example, do not appear to work with the library's remote access software. AT&T Wireless uses a proxy plug-in that is incompatible with the library's remote access software. Call AT&T tech service to request a different proxy plug-in.

Spam or Viruses

Spam or viruses may keep your computer from working properly with the library's remote access software. Repeated screen freezing may be a sign of a virus. Try to access the research databases with a different browser. If the problem persists, contact your computer's tech support service.

Back to Top

Access from Work

Firewalls

If you have problems accessing the databases from work, check to see whether the computers are behind a firewall. The Library's remote access software does not work with computers behind firewalls. If your workplace has a firewall, ask your network administrator to consider ways your computer could work around the firewall.

Back to Top


Login Error

If you receive a message that your TUID and password are not valid, call the Help Desk at (517) 483-5221 or toll free at 1-800-644-4522 option 3.

Temporary Alternative

If your access problems cannot be resolved by your research deadline, try the MeL databases at mel.org.

These databases are available free to Michigan residents. For off-campus access, you'll be prompted for your driver's license number or Michigan identification number.

Questions?


Quick Links