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Social Work Resource Guide - Wendy Grab: Off-Network 24/7 Access to Virtual Watson/OhioLINK Library

OhioLINK Off-Network Login

How to Access OhioLINK Resources Off-Network - Watson WiFi, your own laptop on wireless; in your own home, not VPN; off campus,IPad.  

Your name is your login. Your Wilmington College ID number with preceding zeros - 000###### - is your "password"  (barcode number, library number) for using Watson databases including OhioLINK databases off-network. Examples have 9 digits total: 000001234, 000012345, 000123456)

 Login to Watson/Database Proxy Server HERE  24/7/365 from any Internet connection.  You will obtain access to Watson specific as well as Watson/OhioLINK databases and proprietary services.   Articles indexed and full-text by the thousands, local ebooks, ...

If you are using a Wilmington College campus networked computer (or are connected via Wilmington VPN), please log in anyway (useful habit, consistent practice).

OhioLINK Off-Network Login

How to Access OhioLINK Resources Off-Network - From anywhere using a wireless network, on your own laptop, no VPN required:

Two ways:

From the Watson Library Homepage scroll down to Other Resources then click on OhioLINK .  When prompted for login/password - type your first and last name along with three zeros proceeding  your WC ID#. A total of nine digits is required: 000######. In the upper right-hand corner of the page you will see Encore Catalog , OL Home, Databases, Contact a Librarian, click on Databases.

Go to OPAL Proxy ( The login is your last name and the password is your student ID# with three zeros proceeding: 000######

Questions?  Please email: or call 937-481-2345 for Watson Library assistance. 


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