Off-Campus Access

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A CougarNet log-in is required for authentication as of August 1, 2010.  If you do not have a CougarNet account or have forgotten your username and/or password, please contact UH Information Technology at 713-743-1411. If you are faculty or staff of the University and use the University Outlook system for email and calendaring, this is the same username and password.

To access an electronic resource from off campus, you will be prompted for your CougarNet ID and password. For faculty and staff of the University, your CougarNet ID is what you use to access the Outlook system for email and calendaring.

Students, if you do not know your CougarNet ID, please contact the University Information Technology department for information at 713-743-1411.

Links to electronic resources can be found in various ways:

  • Individual titles of books, journals and databases can be found in the online catalog. Note that the link must indicate “UH Main Campus User” to be available to students, faculty and staff on this campus.
  • From the Libraries’ home page ( select “Databases” from the OneSearch section:

    From there, you may select a database by alphabetical order, view new databases, or browse the list of databases by subject or by type.

What If I Need Help or Have Questions?
Call us! You can get assistance by calling the Information Desk at (713) 743-1050, option 2, or by sending an e-mail message to Ask a Librarian. You can also stop by the Information Desk on the 1st floor of the M.D. Anderson Library and talk to someone in person.