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DATABASES : Remote Access Directions

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Remote Access to E-Resources


Directions for Remote Access

Always start at the library homepage to ensure that you can successfully access the content to which Fordham users are entitled. If you do not enter through the library homepage you may hit a paywall and be denied access.

Library homepage link:

  • Remote access to all licensed online content requires Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) using your Fordham Username (formerly AccessIT ID). Each electronic resource link is configured to prompt the user to login.

  • You will not have to authenticate more than once if you stay within the same browser. Opening new windows in the same browser won’t trigger a prompt to re-authenticate. If you close the browser completely and open a new session, you will have to authenticate again. Individual personal computer settings might impact the need to re-authenticate.

N.B. Using a personal computer on campus is considered remote access.

Please take note of the date ranges posted next to E-Journal links. Not every link has the same content available.


Please read any notes or directions under the Databases links. Some databases require special instructions.


Need help?

General troubleshooting steps and information about known access problems are available on the Access Help tab on the Library’s Databases page.

Access Help link:

IT call center is available 24 hours for issues related to MFA, WiFi, and Fordham Username (formerly AccessIT ID) -- when prompted press 3 for after hours support. See Technology Support for details. Call 718-817-3999 or email or access Tech Help Page in your Fordham Portal (formerly My.Fordham).

You can also contact a librarian 24/7 through the Ask a Librarian chat service.