Database Help

Help connecting to the databases while off-campus

  1. Confirm that you are on the library databases page ->
  2. Confirm that you are using the "For off-campus access log in here with your MyCU username/password" link
  3. Are you able to login successfully? You should now see the list of databases 
  4. If you could not login to see the list of databases, remember the following:
    1. Only use the username portion of your email and leave off (students) & (faculty/staff)
    2. You must use the correct MyCU/email username & password combination to successfully log in
    3. If you still cannot login correctly, can be used to reset your password
  5. Once successfully logged on, can you select a database and search for articles? If not, proceed to the next section

Identify Your Web Browser

  • Safari (Mac,iPhone, iPad)
  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
  • Firefox


Safari                  Internet Explorer           Chrome                          Firefox

Locate & Clear Your Web Browser History/Cache

  • Safar​i
    1. In the Safari menu bar, click the Safari option
    2. Select the Preferences link
    3. In the preferences window, click the Advanced tab
    4. At the bottom of the window, select the Show Develop Menu in Menu Bar checkbox
    5. Return to the Safari menu bar and click the Develop option
    6. Select the Empty Caches link 


  • Safari for iPhone and iPad
    1. Click on the Settings app
    2. Scroll to find, then click on Safari
    3. Scroll toward the bottom and click Clear History and Website Data
    4. Click Clear History and Data


  • Internet Explorer
    1. ​On the explorer toolbar, select the cog wheel icon on the far right
    2. Select Safety
    3. Click on Delete Browsing History
    4. Uncheck the top box Preserve Favorites website data
    5. Check all remaining boxes
    6. Click on Delete


  • Chrome
    1. On the browser toolbar, click the Chrome menu icon
    2. Select the More Tools option
    3. Select Clear Browsing Data
    4. Use the drop down menu to select the beginning of time 
    5. Select all checkboxes 
    6. Click the Clear Browsing Data button


  • Firefox
    1. ​In the Firefox menu bar, click on the Firefox option
    2. Select the Preferences link
    3. Click on the Privacy tab
    4. Under the History heading, click the clear your recent history link
    5. Select the Cache checkbox. You can select multiple checkboxes for other browser information as well
    6. Click the Clear Now button
    7. Alternatively, you may also use the shortcut ctrl+h to bring up your complete history to clear

Close and Restart Your Web Browser

If you still require assistance accessing the databases from off campus, call 304-384-5371