Curtin Memorial Library

Using Research Databases from Home

When you are not on the Mount Saint Mary College campus, you will need to have your MSMC ID number available in order to access the vast array of research databases available through the library. Your MSMC ID number is on the sticker on the front of your ID card and usually starts with 3 or more zeros.

Start at the Library’s homepage and select a database from one of the options under the Find Articles & Information link according to your needs.

Once you select a database, you will be prompted for your name and your MSMC ID number as shown below.  Input them and you will be allowed to access the database.  Be sure to include any zeros at the beginning of the ID number. You will be able to access multiple databases with a single log-in.

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If you are having a problem, it is possible that your MSMC ID number has not been updated in our system.  Call the Library Check-out Desk at 845.569.3600 during our open hours and ask one of our staff members to update your information in our database.

Problems logging in to Online Databases
and Online Reference Sources

You may occasionally encounter problems logging into certain resources. When entering ID numbers, usernames and/or passwords, be careful not to make typographical errors. In some cases, it's a good idea to clear your Internet cache (temporary Internet files) and restart your Internet browser. Also, be sure that your browser accepts cookies.

ProQuest users can clear cookies and Internet cache by going to the following web site:

If problems persist, call the library at 845.569.3600. Library staff will help you with your problem.