Off-Site Access to Resources

Off-site access to Electronic Resources

The Field Museum Library provides remote access to library databases and e-journals via the Internet when you are away from the Museum.

You may access electronic resources off-site if:

  • you are a Field Museum staff member or research associate;
  • you are registered at the library with a Library Registration card on file;
  • you have a valid Username and Password assigned to you.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out what my username & password are?
In general, your username will be your Field Museum domain name (e.g., cgiannoni) and the password is the 5-digit code on the back of your ID badge. This is not automatically generated,  please contact Christine Giannoni ( to have this created.
Where do I link to the library’s electronic resources?
The Library's electronic resources are integrated within our WorldCat catalog. There is also an A-Z electronic journal list available from this landing page.
Where do I log in?
Once you have selected content to view and clicked on a link to content, a new page will pop up that asks for your username and password. Once your username and password are correctly entered, you should be taken directly to the content of the journal or database.
Which library resources do I have remote access to?
Remote access is available to most of the Field Museum Library’s online resources (there are some journals to which access is restricted).  As content comes via many different providers, the ways in which they indicate available content does vary. This can be anything from a green circle to a unlocked padlock symbol.

Where can I get help accessing the library’s resources?
For assistance, please contact Christine Giannoni (