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Technical Support and Off Campus Access   Tags: faq, off-campus, remote_access, security_warning, tech_support  

This guide provides tips about accessing library materials both on and off campus, as well as what to do with security warnings when accessing library databases.
Last Updated: Mar 8, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Security Certificate Warnings

When trying to access certain databases (RefWorks, SciFinder Scholar, CCH) while off-campus, your web browser may display one of the Security Certificate warnings shown below.  This problem is caused by a discrepancy between the University's authentication system and the database's security system.

If you encounter one of the errors messages below, please do the following:


"Continue to this website" for Internet Explorer

IE 7 Security Certificate Warning



"Add an Exception" for Firefox

Firefox 3.0 Security Certificate Warning

"Proceed" for Chrome

Click on Show Details--then the option to proceed will be available


"Continue" for Safari

Safari Security Certificate Warning

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