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Off-campus Access to Databases

Bowdoin College students, faculty, and staff may connect to the majority of library database resources from home or elsewhere by using their e-mail username and password when prompted. No special browser settings are needed.

To use library resources from off campus it is important that you:

  • access the resource through the library's web site - either through the list of databases or through Compass; this ensures that you are properly identified by the resource as a Bowdoin user;
  • don't access the resource directly from an email, bookmark, or search engine; instead, once you have the name of the resource, find it either through the list of databases or through Compass

For more information or if you are having difficulty logging in, please Ask Us!

If you are not a member of the Bowdoin College community, you are welcome to use our databases from inside the Library. If you are a resident of the State of Maine you also have access to a number of free databases via the Digital Maine Library.