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English and Writing Resources for SUPA Instructors & Students: Accessing Library Resources

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The information on this page will assist you and your students in using the SU Libraries' electronic resources.


Getting Help with Library Resources

Contact Patrick at or at 315-443-9520.

Call the SU Libraries reference desk at 315-443-4083.

Ask Us!

Contact us via IM or use our AskUs24x7 reference service!

Off-campus access to Electronic Resources

Note: You will need your SU I.D. number in order to access  research databases,  e-journals, and e-books remotely.

  • Visit and navigate the web site as usual.

    When you click on a resource that requires authentication, you will be automatically prompted to authenticate as a valid user through a process called EZ Proxy.

    When prompted, please enter the 10 digit SUID number (without spaces) as the NetID and enter your last name (all lowercase) as the password. SPECIAL NOTE: Your ID number may be only 9 digits long. If this is the case, add a zero to the end of it before you submit the information.

    Once authenticated, you will be automatically transferred to the resource you selected.

  • Please note: If you having trouble authenticating, E.S. Bird Library Circulation at (315) 443-5727 to verify how your last name appears in our database.

How to Find Individual Journals

...or point your students to them.

You can search SUL's electronically accessible periodicals from the Journals link on the Libraries homepage. This page will point you to the electronic resource through which you can access that journal's content.

Journals link


You can also access this tool by going to the Libraries homepage and clicking on Find>Journals to access an unwieldy alphabetical list..


How to Find Other Databases

...or point your students to them.

You can click on the "Databases" link under the Find menu on the Libraries homepage to search for databases by name, subject, or content type.

Research Gudies by Subject

More research Guides like this one can be found at or by clicking Subject Guides under the find menu.

These guides cover many subjects and provide access to both electronic and print resources in different subjects.