Off-campus online access to some licensed electronic library resources, such as databases, electronic journals and some full-text articles, is only available to University of Wisconsin-Madison students, faculty and staff. For more information regarding onsite and remote access to all library online or electronic resources, visit the UW-Libraries Off-campus Online Access pages.
Visiting scholars, volunteer faculty and honorary associates with courtesy appointments through a UW Department may obtain a valid University of Wisconsin ID and a NetID that will give them the same access to online library resources as UW students, faculty and staff. Also note that members of the Wisconsin Alumni Association have access to selected electronic resources via their WAA Membership.
The Wisconsin AHEC program has prepared a guide for community preceptors and others holding courtesy appointments on accessing resources available with a UW-Madison NetID.
If you are working on the Ebling Library website and select a resource for which access is restricted, you will be prompted to enter your UW-Madison NetID in order to access the resource. The only way you will be recognized as a UW-Madison user is to access the resource through a UW-Madison portal (either through the library website, or by signing in through MyUW (at www.wisc.edu) before going to the library website. If you go straight to a subscription database or journal article, and do not come through a UW-Madison web space, you will not be prompted for your NetID and will not have access to all the resources of the database, including full-text articles.
To order a book or article with your Net ID, go through UW Libraries Interlibrary Loan. You will need an 11 digit ID: your Net ID plus the “issue code” that you will find on the lower right corner or back of your UW-Madison ID card.
See also Services for UW-Madison Faculty, Staff and Students on this website.
Please note: A few of the Ebling Library medical databases, such as MICROMEDEX may be available only from locations within the Health Sciences learning Center or the UW Hospital and Clinics, regardless of UW affiliation status.