J.E. & L.E. Mabee Library

Off-Campus Access To Library Resources

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Off-Campus Access

The Mabee Library has implemented EZProxy, an easier method of accessing  library databases and online journals off-campus. If you use these  resources from an on-campus computer, your computer is identified as being on  the UIW network and you can access the resources seamlessly. EZProxy allows  your off-campus computer to be identified as part of the UIW network.

EZProxy will determine if you are a current student, faculty member or staff member with the University of the  Incarnate Word as a way to view e-resources.

Please note: some library resources do not respond well to any browser other than Internet Explorer (IE).  This is a publisher issue. If you are prompted by a publisher's screen for username and password and you are using a browser other than IE, switch to IE.

How  does Authentication work?

With PrimoSearch

  • You search for an online resource using PrimoSearch
  • When  you click on an online article name or if you select online text, you will be given  a list of databases.
  • When  you click on the database name, you will be prompted for your UIW Network  (Cardinal Email) username and password (see image below).authentication_screen
  • Once this information is authenticated by the EZproxy service, you will be able to open the article for viewing. 
  • You will only need to authenticate once during your searching session.

Direct  Method

  • Access the library web site, use the database tab on the homepage to search for specific databases, or use the journals tab to search for electronic journals.
  • When you locate the desired, database or journal, click on the name. 
  • At that point, EZProxy will prompt you for your  username and password.
  • You can now search and access articles freely without having to authenticate again.

UIW MyWord

  • Log into UIW MyWord Portal from the UIW homepage with your username and password.
  • Click on left-side navigation link Library
  • Click on Access Library Resources
  • A list of resources appears briefly and then the library homepage appears.
  • You are now authenticated to the library resources.
  • Start your searching.  You should not be prompted for credentials again.

Technical Support

  • call the UIW 24/7 Help Desk 210-829-2721,  or toll free at 866-614-5043

Forgot E-mail/Network Login and Password?

  • If you have forgotten your e-mail login,  please  call the UIW 24/7 Help Desk 210-829-2721, or toll free at 866-614-5043.