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Help & FAQ

Remote access

Access to the Mariner Gateway via the Internet

This option is available to anyone using a web browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer. URL:

What web browser works best with URSUS

The URSUS Web catalog works best with MS Internet Explorer 8.0+ anf Firefox

Other browsers such as Opera, Web TV and the AOL web browser may not be relied on to perform consistently with certain URSUS functions, such as online requesting.

What alternatives are available for users with incompatible browsers?What alternatives are available for users with incompatible browsers?

Windows based computers should come pre-installed with Internet Explorer. Both Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers can be upgraded for free. AOL users should contact their AOL provider for more information. Also see the browser configuration guide to properly set your browser.

Access Restrictions to Databases

Access to some of the databases is limited to students, faculty, and staff of participating URSUS libraries which have paid the licensing fee.

For more information on remote access please see Frequently Asked Questions About Licenced Databases.

How come links to articles, which I have carefully copied into my course web, course management system, or web browser, suddenly don't work?

See Creating Persistent Links to Library Resources for more information.