The best way to access our databases is by installing and running the Cisco VPN (virtual private network). This will make your computer think you are on campus and give you quick, seamless access to all of the library's databases.
Installation instructions for:
After downloading the VPN, make sure you're connected:
You'll need to log in to the VPN with your FlashLine user name and password. Your FlashLine user name is everything before @kent.edu in your email address. Your FlashLine password is the same password you use for your kent.edu email account.
You may be able to use OhioLINK authentication to access some research databases. If you see the gold key image next to the title of a database you can log in with your full name and Kent State ID number (Banner ID) for access.
We provide a variety of services for distance learners at Kent State University. For more information, please check our distance learners page.
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