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Enabling Cookies

Accessing library databases will often require the use of cookies. These cookies are small text files that allow our database vendors to recognize you as an authorized Nicholls user.

Internet Explorer 6.0 +
To enable cookies for the libraries databases (easier method):

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Then select Tools from the menu.
  • Under Tools, select Internet Options.
  • From the Internet Options window, select the Privacy tab.
  • Move the slider under the settings section to Medium.
  • Then click OK to close the Privacy window.

For advanced users who want to only allow cookies from certain sites:
(This will allow you to access our databases, but maintain IE security settings at a level higher than Medium.)

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Then select Tools from the menu.
  • Under Tools, select Internet Options.
  • From the Internet Options window, select the Privacy tab.
  • Under the Settings section, click on the Advanced tab.
  • Under the Web Sites section, click on the Edit button.
  • The Per Site Privacy Actions window will appear.
  • For each of the sites listed below, type the site and then click the Allow button.
  • Repeat this step for each site in the list, one line at a time. Please DO NOT add http:// to the sites, rather type them as they are listed below.

ezproxy.nicholls.edu
ezproxy.louislibraries.org
nicholls.edu
ap.org
accuweather.com
lexis-nexis.com
lexisnexis.com
cispubs.com
reed-elsevier.com
co.lexis-nexis.com
umi.com
wwwlib.umi.com
proquest.umi.com
eric.ed.gov
silverplatter.com
infotrac.galegroup.com
searchbank.com
infotrac-custom.com
galegroup.com
galenet.com
gale.com
csa.com
oed.com
oclc.org
ams.org
webofscience.com
firstsearch.oclc.org
oclc.org
vweb.hwwilsonweb.com
hwwilsonweb.com
ie.hwwilsonweb.com
ie3.hwwilsonweb.com
hwrelay.hwwilson.com
jstor.org
muse. jhu.edu
ejournals.ebsco.com
search.ebscohost.com
linksource.epnet.com
epnet.com
ebscohost.com
www.netlibrary.com
iimpft.chadwyck.com
chadwyck.com
www.thecochranelibrary.com
thecochranelibrary.com
wiley.com
www.mergentonline.com
mddi.dnb.com
dnb.com
www.tax.cch.com
haworthpress.com
oupjournals.org
oupjournals.co.uk
nsta.org
esapubs.org
bepress.org
mla.org
acm.org
computer.org

The list of sites requiring cookies above was last updated on12/2/2008.

Many peer-to-peer programs or so-called “web accelerators” redirect your web traffic. Due to the nature of our database licensing agreements, these programs may prevent you from accessing library databases successfully. The library cannot support access to its databases on computers that are already redirecting webtraffic. Please turn your web accelerator and/or peer-to-peer programs off if you are having difficulty connecting.

For more information from Microsoft about cookies click here.

Users of Norton’s Internet Security and Personal Firewall might find this article helpful.

Information about cookie settings for AOL users.

Removing Cookies

Occassionally, you may need to remove cookies that are causing a conflict with your current broswer session. To clear your cookies from Internet Explorer on a Windows machine, please follow these steps:

  1. From your desktop, right-click on the Internet Explorer blue “e”.
  2. Select properties from the drop-down menu.
  3. Under the Temporary Internet Files section, click the “Delete Cookies” button.
  4. You have removed the cookies in Internet Explorer!
  5. If you cannot find a link to Internet Explorer on your desktop, Open Internet Explorer. Select Tools from the menu, and then click Internet Options Under Tools. Proceed to Step 3.

Removing Temporary Internet Files (Browser Cache)

Occassionally, you may need to remove the browser’s cached pages that are causing a conflict with your current broswer session. To clear your Temporary Internet Files from Internet Explorer on a Windows machine, please follow these steps:

  1. From your desktop, right-click on the Internet Explorer blue “e”.
  2. Select properties from the drop-down menu.
  3. Under the Temporary Internet Files section, click the “Delete Files” button.
  4. You have removed your Temporary Internet Files in Internet Explorer!
  5. If you cannot find a link to Internet Explorer on your desktop, Open Internet Explorer. Select Tools from the menu, and then click Internet Options Under Tools. Proceed to Step 3.
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