Answered By: Carolyn Radcliff
Last Updated: Aug 02, 2016     Views: 593

In general, you should not have to log in to Ebsco in order to use it, regardless of whether you are on or off-campus.

  • If you are on campus, you are not required to enter your Kent ID or password to access Ebsco.
  • If you are off-campus, you must connect to the Kent State Cisco VPN before attempting to use Ebsco. (If you've never used the VPN before, you can find information about how to install and use it at Connect from Off-Campus.) If you are successfully connected to the VPN, you will bypass the login screen.

Creating an account with Ebsco is optional. If you do create an Ebsco account, you will still need to connect to the Kent State VPN to access Ebsco content from off-campus. An Ebsco account is useful if you want to save your past searches or search preferences.

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