Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Browser Security Warnings When Using Library Resources

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We have been made aware that some browsers are having issues linking from library databases to full-text articles on publisher websites. You may encounter security warnings from your browser as a result of publishers adopting the secure "https" protocol, while our databases continue to use the "http" protocol. We are currently working with our vendors and publishers to resolve this issue.

In the meantime, if you or your students encounter a security warning from your browser while using library resources, please report the citation for the resource you are attempting to access and the browser you are using to Beth Ashmore, our Metadata Librarian for Serials & Electronic Resources.

You may also want to ensure that you are using the most up-to-date version of your browser. If you are still encountering security warnings, please consider using the most recent version of the Firefox browser for your library research as there have been fewer reported issues with the Firefox browser than with Chrome or Safari. For more information on these security warnings, please click here.

We apologize for any inconvenience these issues may cause while you are conducting your research. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you.

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