Off Campus Access
to Library Subscription Databases

Who May Use Off Campus Access

Off-campus access to most of the resources listed on the Databases and Journals webpage or in the Discover Search is restricted to the currently registered students, faculty, and staff of Charleston Southern University. Alumni and guests are welcome to visit the CSU Library in person to use the online databases.

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How To Access

To access restricted resources from off campus, click on the name of the database on the Databases and Journals webpage or on the link to the article in the Discover Search. You will be prompted for a username and password.

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Username is your first initial and lastname. Do NOT use your middle initial.
Password is your student ID number.

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Faculty And Staff

Username is the username from your CSU email account, without the portion.
Password is the password from your CSU email account in lowercase.
OR you may use your first initial and lastname as username and faculty ID number as password.

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Having problems logging in or accessing databases?

Contact Eileen Lutzow at 843-863-7951 or and include the following information:

  • What username and password are you trying to use?
  • What is your full name and student ID number?
  • Which database(s) are you trying to access?
  • Can you connect to any other database(s)?
  • What Internet browser(s) have you tried (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome)? If you have another browser available, try using it. Try disabling pop-up blockers.
  • What phone number or email address can Mrs. Lutzow contact you at?

If you cannot reach Eileen Lutzow and you wish to use the databases immediately, contact the CSU Library Reference Desk at 843-863-7946 for a temporary username and password which will be valid for one week. Also send an email to so that your permanent username and password can be added.

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