Off-Campus Access

Certain online resources such as databases, eJournals, and eBooks are subscription resources are only available to the faculty, staff, and currently-enrolled students of Salve Regina University. authentication

To access these resources from off-campus, be sure to start your search at the library webpage and use the resource links provided (such as catalog search, databases, etc). The first time you click on a subscription online resource from the library's website or from within the library catalog, you will be prompted to authenticate using your Salve credentials through Microsoft Authentication.

When prompted, enter your Salve email address and your Salve password (same password as your Salve email) for access.

In some cases, depending on the database, you may be prompted with a different login window:


In these cases, enter the first part only of your Salve email address, which is usually firstname.lastname* (do not enter Use your Salve password (same password as your Salve email) for access.
*Please use your Salve email username if you have an old email account without the dot between firstname and lastname (example: lastnamef)

Since many of the resources provide their material as PDF format files, be sure you have a PDF viewer on your computer, such as Adobe Reader (PC & Mac) or Preview (Mac). Download the free version of Adobe Reader.

For questions regarding access from off-campus, please contact the library information desk at 401-341-2289.

Troubleshooting Off-Campus Access
If you have issues connecting to library resources off-campus, try using one or more of the solutions below:
  • Be sure to access library resources from the library website, particularly databases from our database page; these links contain special information to authenticate you as a Salve user. Accessing a database link through a Google or web search will not allow access.
  • Are you able to login to other Salve resources such as the portal at If not, then you may have an issue with your Salve credentials, in which case you should call the Help Desk at 401-341-7777.
  • Check your keyboard -- ensure that CAPS LOCK is off and "Num Lock" is on if you are using the number pad.
  • Try using a different browser such as Firefox or Chrome, and/or clear your cookies and browsing history.
  • If you are at work or another location other than home, your employer may have firewalls in place that are blocking your access to library resources.
  • If your physical location is on another university’s campus, then you will only be able to see that university’s versions of databases due to IP address. For example, if you are in the PC library using one of their computers then you cannot see Salve’s Ebsco databases, only PC’s Ebsco databases.
  • Your password cannot be longer than 36 characters and cannot include semicolons (;), colons (:), apostrophes ('), or periods (.)
  • Some security software can cause problems with EZproxy and/or SAML, which is how we authenticate users. These programs include Kaspersky (anti-virus), Covenant Eyes (security/filtering), and Techloq (filtering).

If none of these solutions are helpful, please contact the library's information desk at 401-341-2289 (or the main desk after 9pm Sun-Thurs. at 401-341-2291 during semester hours).


Off-Campus Article Access through Google Scholar

When using Google Scholar while off-campus, you can enable access to subscription-only articles available via Salve's ejournal subscriptions:

Search Google Scholar

  • click the hamburger menu (triple lines located on the top left corner),
  • click "Settings"
  • choose "Library links.
  • Enter Salve Regina in the search box and check the box labeled Salve Regina University Library - Find @ Salve.
  • Click "Save."
Please note that Google Scholar does not contain all the full-text articles that Salve subscribes to, so it is recommended to also use the library's research databases. To locate a specific ejournal, search by journal title in the journals list.

google scholar

Here is an example of a search result in Google Scholar with a link to the article through the library's JSTOR database:

google scholar search


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