The Academy’s Robert Block Library is adding an extra layer of security for all electronic resources, including journals and databases. Beginning 24 May 2022, users accessing electronic resources will sign-on as usual then be prompted to use Multi-factor Authentication (MFA).
This means journals, databases and e-books will live behind this extra security step before being accessible to our community. The Academy community is already familiar with this technology, which is now required to access many self-services Academy-wide systems, including the Student Portal.
Why are we making this change — especially now, amid the many other changes we have all undergone in our current work environment? This security upgrade has been in the works for some time because passwords alone are no longer adequate to protect us from theft of our academic intellectual property. When even a single password is compromised, it can (and has on several occasions) led to the campus-wide deactivation of our access to valuable resources.
Please call the Help Desk if you have any questions or need assistance.