About This Page
This page provides step-by-step instructions for accessing licensed library resources from off-campus.The Library purchases and provides access to a large number of electronically based commercial information resources. These purchased resources involve software licenses, copyright restrictions and other contractual agreements that require that they be restricted to a specific "valid" group of users. This group is limited to NPS faculty, staff and students (or in the case of our alumni proxy service, to alumni whose status has been verified as such). If you encounter difficulties or have questions, please contact one of the offices listed in the Questions and Help section below.
NOTE: If you are in the library or using a computer from anywhere within the confines of NPS or connected to the NPS network via the VPN, you will, in most cases, have automatic access to subscription resources. If you are trying to access subscription content from anywhere off the NPS network, you will need to have a proxy server account. Accessing NPSBart is not the same as using the NPS VPN so if you are using it, you will be prompted to log in with your Library Username and PIN to access the commercial resources paid for by the Library.
Authentication via the proxy server requires a user name, usually the same as your network account name, and the PIN assigned by the Library and noted on the back of your Library card.
2. From the Article Databases, Find eJournals, or other Library web page, click on the desired resource. If it does not have the NPS logo next to it, or if you are on campus or connected via the VPN, you will connect directly to the resource, and steps 4-6 will not apply. If it has the NPS logo  next to it and you are NOT connected via the VPN, you will be sent to a login screen.
4. Follow the instructions on the login screen, then click on SUBMIT.
5. You will be connected to the desired resource.
6. If you do not close your browser, you will not be prompted again for your login information. If you are in a publicly accessible area, be sure to close your browser when you are done so that others can not access the library's licensed resources from the computer you were using.
If you do not have a library card and you are an NPS faculty or staff member or are a current student, or if you forgot your login and password information, contact the Library's Circulation Desk firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-656-2947.