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Social Work: Getting Started

Overview of how to get started with research and sources for finding basic information.

Want to Access Electronic Resources Off-Campus?

Be sure to use the UA Libraries Catalog or Web site to use the proxy server. Go to a definition of a proxy server. opens new window You will be prompted for your UANet ID and password from The University of Akron Login screen. Most of the time you will be prompted one time per browser session.

If you go to the URL of the resource directly, you will bypass the proxy server.

Some resources like SciFinder will require another user id and password, but most don't. Often when you are prompted by anything besides The University of Akron Login screen or the OhioLINK Authentication screen, either

  • you did not go through or were somehow dropped by the proxy server or
  • we do not have access to the particular item, such as an article from a year of a journal that is not part of our subscription. Check the Publication Finder to verify dates that we subscribe.

Solutions to Common Troubleshooting Questions

  • If you are trying to download an article, check the E-JOURNALS page to verify dates that we subscribe. Search this page for electronic journals and conference proceedings.
  • Add the UA Library proxy URL (https://login.ezproxy.uakron.edu:2443/login?url=) to access resources remotely.
    To do this, get the link of a 
    library resource (article, journal, database, etc.), and follow these steps:

1. Copy the full URL of the library resource and paste into a browser address window (URL#1)
2. Highlight and copy the following string: https://login.ezproxy.uakron.edu:2443/login?url=
(URL#2)
3. Paste URL#2 IN FRONT OF the URL#1. The resulting URL should look something like this:

http://ezproxy.uakron.edu:2048/login?url=http://scholar.google.com
4. You will be prompted to enter your UAnetID username and password.

Report a Problem

Call
The Bierce Library
330-972-8161

Zip Support
330-972-6888

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You may use either link below to report problems accessing the electronic resources.

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Virtual Introduction from Librarian for Social Work

A warm welcome! I am Marilia Antúnez, the Librarian for the Social Work. Please contact me if you need advice/training on using Library resources to support your study, teaching, or research.  Best wishes in your studies, Marilia, mantunez@uakron.edu

If I am not available, please call (330) 972-5355, or contact us at http://www.uakron.edu/libraries/about/contact.dot
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