Accessing our Resources

Accessing our Resources with Your NetID


To access databases and/or articles from our website, students need to use their NetIDs and passwords.  A NetID is a username and password combination which allows access to University services, including registration for courses. For a video tutorial showing how to log in, click here.  


Here is a step by step tutorial for logging into our website with your NetID:


1. Make sure that you are on the correct library.  Your page should say UWO Oshkosh Libraries Polk Library.  If it does not, select the 'Switch Library' icon on the top right.


2.  Locate the 'Accounts' icon on the right of our home page.



3.  When you click on it, a second menu will appear.  On the second menu, find Search@UW and click the blue 'Sign In' button underneath.



4.  Clicking on this button will take you to another page.  Click where it says 'Sign In' on the top right corner.



5.  A box will appear.  Click on the 'Current Students, Staff and Faculty' link.




6.  You will be taken to the NetID page.  Put in your NetID and password.



7.  Once you've signed in successfully, you will be taken to Search@UW.  You should see your name in the top right corner.




8.  You are logged in.  You should have access to our full library of articles, databases, and all of our resources.  If you come upon an article or a database that says you don't have access, you may need to go back to the Polk Library page and sign in again.



Common Access Issues


I don’t remember my NetID and/or password.  Where can I find this information?


Unfortunately, we at the library don’t have the ability to reset your NetID.  If you have lost this information, you can contact our IT department at 920-424-3020. You may have to provide personal information to verify your identity.  There is a self-reset option for your password, however, this information is sent to your UWO email.



My NetID and/or password is not working.  What can I do?


First, verify your CAPP credentials here.  If you receive an error message, please save the message.  Communicate this error message with your instructor.  Your instructor can email us and let us know about your issue.