Remote Access to Electronic Resources for the WPUNJ Community
- Access to the Library Catalog
The Cheng Library Catalog is available to anyone with an Internet connection. No special software or password is needed to access the catalog. The Library's Web address is www.wpunj.edu/library.
- Access to Library Subscription Databases and E-Journals
The Library subscribes to approximately 100 databases and 25,000 electronic journals from commercial providers. A complete list of databases and e-journals is available from the Library Web site. The databases and e-journals include licenses that limit off-campus access to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. To ensure compliance with the terms of each license, all users must be authenticated to gain entry to the campus network. There are two basic options for doing this:
- On-Campus Access: If you are on campus, access to these databases is available through computer terminals located in the Library, in all campus computing labs, and in faculty/staff offices. All residence hall rooms are also equipped with data ports wired to the campus network (WPUNJnet). The Information Technology Services Web site contains more information about Residence Hall Network Services.
- Off-Campus Access: Easy Login: Students and faculty using their home computers with a commercial Internet Service Provider (e.g., Optimum Online, ComCast, AOL, MSN, etc.) can access library databases and e-journals. A complete directory of databases is available from the "Find an Article" link in the center of the Library's home page. When you select a database or e-journal from one of these directories, you will be taken to a "Remote Access" page. There, select "Student" or "Faculty/Staff" and enter your WPUNJ email Username and Password. Click on the "Proceed" button and you will be passed through to the opening page of the database or e-journal you selected. If you cannot remember your WPUNJ email Username, you can look it up in the online Public Access Directory.