Guide to Off-Campus Login Service (Nipissing)

The Library has paid for subscriptions to a large number of E-Resources.  If you are using one of the 6 Community Use computers located in the Library, you will be automatically connected to the resource.  Otherwise, when you connect to E-Resources (both on and off campus), you will need to follow a few steps to access these resources.

Where do I start?

You must access these databases through the Library's E-Resources page or the Nipissing Search link on our homepage. When you click on the E-Resource of your choice, you will see the login screen.  If, for example, you arrive at a subscription resource from a Google search, you will not be recognized as a Nipissing University student, faculty or staff member.

Am I eligible to use the off-campus login service?

Yes, if you are a currently a Nipissing student, faculty, or staff member, and you have a WebAdvisor account. Nipissing University Alumni are not eligible to use E-Resources except from one of the Community Use Computers located in the Harris Learning Library.

What is my user ID and password?

Your user ID is your WebAdvisor ID, and your password is your WebAdvisor password.  If you need help with your WebAdvisor username or password, contact University Technology Services in Room A139 or A129, or call (705) 474-3450, extension 4342.

For Nipissing students,
  • your WebAdvisor ID is your last name initial, lowercase, plus your 7-digit student number (e.g., Mary Jane Doe would be d0123456)
  • If you forget your password, you may reset your password on the WebAdvisor site.

For Nipissing Staff and Faculty,

  • your WebAdvisor ID is usually your first name plus one or more letters of your second name (e.g., John Smith could be johns or johnsm)

What can I do if I run into problems?

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