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Distance Learning Library Resources: Library Resources

This guide is designed for providing the library research resources for online teaching and learning.

How to Access Online Content

Online content, such as journal databases and ebooks, is found via the library website using the list of databases or Gateway Search. When you are off campus, clicking a link to an online resource will redirect your browser to a login page, where you can enter your NetID. It's just like logging in to MyCommNet or Blackboard.

Library E-Resources for Distance Learning Programs

Search in the Library Catalog

Search for books, videos, articles, course reserves, and more:


Consortia Loans

Gateway students can borrow items from every community college and state university in Connecticut.  Books (and other media) for any of these institutions can be requested and sent to any school. For example, if you are a Gateway student but you live closer to Housatonic Community College, you can borrow anything from Housatonic's collection, or even have a book sent from ECSU to Housatonic for you to pick up. Sign in to Gateway Search with your NetID and choose CSCU Library Consortium from the drop down menu next to the search bar to search the collections of every school at once. Click through to the item details to make a request and select the pickup location.

Online Research Help

Distance students can contact the library for help finding resources in a number of ways. When the library is open our librarians can be reached on the phone at 203-285-2057 and by the chat function at, which we monitor throughout the day and try to respond as quickly as possible. At all times we can be reached by text at 203-212-8329, by email at, or by submitting a question at Questions received when the library is closed will be answers as soon as possible after the library opens.

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