Off-Campus Access to E-Resources


Duke students, faculty and staff have off-campus access to many databases and e-journals. Patrons can use one of the following methods to retrieve these resources.

Access via the Internet

  • On the library’s main webpage, click on the “Online Journal Titles” link. This link is located beneath the main search box.
  • Type the partial or full title of the electronic journal in the search box on the Online Journal Titles page and click “Search.”

Click the resulting link to access your electronic journal.

  • Type in your current Duke  NetID  and password to access the journal.

Note:  You cannot get off-campus access to a small number of Duke's electronic resources, such as our Bloomberg Terminal or those restricted by license agreements.

Access via Duke's VPN

  • Download and install the current  version  of the Duke  Virtual Private Network  (VPN). Your initial log-in screen will look like this:


  • Click on the "Group" dropdown menu, and select "Library Resources Only."
  • Type your current Duke NetID and password into the appropriate fields.
  • Click the login button to connect. 

View Academic Journals on your Tablet

  • Use the Browzine app to access academic journals on your tablet through Duke Libraries

Get Access From Off Campus

Trying to access journals or other e-resources from an off campus location? Install our Library Access Button