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Research 101

This is a resource to help users begin the research process at the college level.

Off Campus Access


To access MU Libraries' resources off campus you will need to:


  • Logon using your (CheckMarq) username and password

    • Pros: This method (a proxy server) is quick and easy, and requires no setup. 

    • BUT: A few databases will not work with it, and it is less reliable with heavy internet traffic or a slow connection.



For a more reliable and secure connection:


  • Download and use the Marquette University VPN (virtual private network).

    • ​Requires You To: VPN requires you to download an app onto both your cell phone and your computer. 

    • Pros: It is much more reliable during times of heavy internet traffic, and well worth the necessary setup time.


VPN Steps:

  1. Find detailed VPN instructions here.
  2. Email ITS ( for "the VPN registration invitation email".
  3. When you receive that email invitation, register for Duo Mobile.
  4. Download the Duo Mobile app onto your cell phone. Make sure you allow push notifications for it.
  5. Download the GlobalProtect app onto your computer.
  • Ask Information Technology Services (ITS) for in-depth help OR
  • Ask Us at the Raynor Information Desk