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Using Single Signon
IUP Libraries subscribe to our databases from vendors who require us to limit access to IUP users only. If you attempt to access databases from on-campus, they recognize your connection with the University. If you try to access databases from home, you will probably be directed to a login screen (unless you have the VPN set up). To log into databases you can use your single-signon information, the same way you log into MyIUP or D2L.
Using the Virtual Private Network
The virtual private network (VPN) uses the Internet to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to the university’s network. Users can use all databases remotely, even those that say On Campus Only. Click here for directions to set up VPN.
Search IUP Libraries online catalog at this link for books, eBooks, government publications, and other materials available through IUP Libraries collections.
Sample Subject Headings
Anti-Catholicism in literature.
Anti-Catholicism United States History 19th century.
Catholics in literature. Catholicism United States.
Catholic Church United States History 19th century.
Catholic Church Relations Protestant churches.
Catholic hospitals United States Administration History 19th century.
Catholics United States.
Irish Americans Legal status, laws, etc. History 19th century.
Monasticism and religious orders for women United States History 19th century.
Slavery and the church Catholic Church.
Historians rely upond primary sources to do historical research. Due to the increased in digital library projects, eEvery day more and more primary source material becomes available on the Internet, either through IUP Library databases or freely accessible digital projects. Try the following for primary source material:
JSTOR Search content of 500 journals in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics. JSTOR is designed specifically for archiving journals, so it does not include the most recent 2-5 years of each title.
America: HIstory and Life - search a comprehensive index of literature relating to American history and culture from pre-history to the present with some links to full-text.
Worldcat- search this database which includes all records cataloged by participating member libraries. Included are records for materials in many formats including books, journals, maps, newspaper, and manuscripts,