Database & Library Access Issues

This guide will help out with common database and access issues when contacting the Hunt Library isn't an option.

Mac users can't access databases

If you are using the Safari browser and have trouble accessing a research database, try using Firefox.


Password-Protected Files

Macs use a software program called Preview to open PDF files, and some versions of it will not open password-protected PDFs properly (i.e., they may show the first page, but not subsequent pages). Try installing the Adobe Reader; it can be downloaded from