Recommended: use the library's website
The best way to access library materials is through Primo. Just search like you normally would, and when you select a specific resource, you will see a screen like this one:
Login using your Union information, and you are ready to access resources!
What if I want to start with a database like JSTOR?
Use our A-Z databases list to find your database, then click on the link. You'll get the same login as above.
What if I want to start with Google Scholar?
Google Scholar can also provide access to Union’s many resources. To configure it:
- Go to Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/
- Click the menu (three horizontal lines) on the left.
- Click “Settings”
- Click “Library Links”
- Search Union College in the search box.
- Choose the “Union College - ViewIt@SchafferLibrary”
- Click “Save”
Now when you search, you’ll see results with “ViewIt@SchafferLibrary” and can go directly to our resources from Google Scholar by clicking on that link.
Do I need to use the campus VPN to access library resources?
When accessing digital resources through our catalog, you will be prompted to log in using your Union username and password. You do not need a VPN connection. If you would like to use the VPN anyway, learn more at the ITS website.