Our electronic collections far exceed the wealth of our physical collection.

Electronic Resources

Library collections are like icebergs. When you look at the physical collection, you’re only seeing a small portion of what actually exists. You’ll find significant services and resources available only in an electronic format, including:

  • eBooks
  • Reference eBooks
  • Websites
  • Journals
  • Newspapers

Access these using the tools in search and find

Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources
When you’re off-campus, your computer will not automatically know you are connected with SNC, and that matters in terms of gaining access to information products we pay for on your behalf. Save yourself frustration, time and money – use the library web page to get past those pesky “buy this article” screens. You’ll have to log in so we know your SNC affiliation, but then the world is at your fingertips!

In order to access library e-resources from off-campus, you must:
  • Have a current St. Norbert College network username and password
  • Have an active account with an internet service provider
  • Have a current full version of browser software (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera, etc.).*
To access databases from off-campus, visit the articles & databases web page, enter your campus username and password when prompted; you will then be directed to the appropriate database. As in the past, not all databases are available off-campus due to license restrictions. Database links accessed through the library catalog are not available off-campus at this time; we will continue to work on catalog access.

If you need assistance using the databases or are having problems, contact us at 920-403-3160.

* Database vendors take advantage of capabilities found in new browser versions. Older browser versions may limit your ability to utilize searching features offered by some vendors. Since there are browser compatibility issues with some database vendors, it is also advisable to have more than one browser installed on your computer. If one browser is presenting problems, switch to the other installed browser. This will help determine if the problem is vendor-related or browser-related.