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Can I bypass the FirstSearch home page during login?

Applies to
  • FirstSearch 

There is a method of setting up access to FirstSearch so that you bypass the FirstSearch home page (login screen) and go directly to a database. This method is IP Address Recognition using the dbname= component. You can use this method to point users to appropriate resources by creating links to specific FirstSearch databases, Electronic Collections Online journals, or other screens within FirstSearch. For example, you can create a WorldCat link that takes users to a search screen for the WorldCat database, or an Education link that takes them to a database selection screen for the education topic area. The screen that you specify through automatic logon may override the default search screen or default topic area specified in the administrative module.

For details, see IP Address Recognition.



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