University of Texas at El Paso
University Library

Online Resources 

The Library provides access to a wide range of online resources, including: <a href=""><em>Nugget, the UTEP Library Catalog</em></a>, over 300 subscription <a href="">electronic databases</a>, librarian-reviewed web sites, and thousands of <a href="">electronic journals (e-journals)</a>.

Access to Online Resources

Access to <em>Nugget</em> and most of the Library’s subscription online resources is available to anyone from computers in the Reference Department, the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC), and the Media & Microforms (M&M) Department; however, some subscription databases are restricted to current UTEP faculty, staff, and students only from on campus locations.  Such products will require an additional login via the Library's <em>proxy server</em>.  Users will be prompted to input their name (use last name only) and UTEP ID number.  

Off campus (remote) access to <em>Nugget</em> along with databases and websites designated as “free” is available to anyone with an Internet connection. Remote access to most of the Library’s subscription electronic databases and e-journals is available to current UTEP faculty, staff, and students only via the following methods:

  1. The <a href="">Campus VPN</a> (<strong>NOTE:</strong> For broadband users only.  Requires set-up via the <a href="">Campus Help Desk</a>.)
  2. The Library’s <em>proxy server</em> (<strong>NOTE:</strong> Requires a valid Library <a href="">patron record</a>.  Once the Library patron record has been set up, authorized users may login to the Library's subscription electronic resources with their last name and UTEP ID number when prompted.)

Questions or Problems? 

If you are using the <em>Campus VPN</em> and are having problems connecting to the network, contact the <a href="">Campus Help Desk</a> or call (915) 747-5257.

To report a <em>technical problem</em> with any of the Library’s electronic databases or e-journals, contact a member of the <a href="">E-Resources Team</a>.  Telephone assistance is available between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., M-F, by calling either <a href="">Lisa Borden</a>, Electronic Resources Librarian, at (915) 747-6709 or <a href="">Jason Moore</a>, Library Assistant II, at (915) 747-6706.  If no-one is available to take your call in person, please leave a message or send us an e-mail and we will respond to your query as soon as possible on the next business day. 

Last updated: March 03, 2010