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Your Cornell NetID will allow you to access almost all of the web-based library databases and tools from on or off-campus. There are a few exceptions, however.

ACCOUNTS: In some cases, resources can only be accessed from on-campus. Some databases, like Mintel, provide an option to instantly create an account in order to save reports. Some, like Capital IQ, require you to submit an account which must then be manually processed taking a few extra days. Databases that require an account for access or saving information will be noted on this site with a small "account required" message on their database page.

EXCEL API: Tools like Excel APIs and other plugins are sometimes an added feature of a database. Access and restrictions vary by database. For example, Bloomberg has an Excel API that can only be used on the Bloomberg computers in the library and it has a monthly data throttle. Capital IQ has an Excel API that can only be used on the dedicated computers in the library. SNL allows you to download and install their Excel API onto your personal laptop, but it can be used on-campus. Guidestar allows for downloading of non-profit organizations and their financials, but it must be mediated by a librarian and there is a monthly data limit. Mintel GNPD and CEIC have built in online tools that you can use from anywhere.

If you have a specific question about a plug-in or database access, please let us know and we would be happy to help.