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Off-Campus Access to FVTC Secured Databases: Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

Off-Campus Proxy Box pop-up Looks like this:

lock_icon indicates secured resource, available off-campus through a form that looks like this:

Proxy Box Image

Proxy Prefix Needed To Access URL Off-Campus!

The Proxy Prefix is

It must come before the Vendor's URL (CultureGrams, EBSCO, Films on Demand, Ovid, etc.)

It prompts the Library Proxy Login Box to pop-up.
(Pop-up blocker must be off.)

The Proxy login authenticates you as an affiliate of FVTC, and allows the Vendor's Database to recognize you as an affiliate of FVTC.

If you have questions, email us at or call 1-920-735-5653

Q. How do I access Library Databases off-campus?

A:  Access FVTC Library databases from off-campus by login through the Library proxy form.

Students: Username is your MyFVTC
Password is your MyFVTC password.

Staff: Username is your network (EX:
Password is your network password.

Q: I can't open up the Films on Demand link. What can I do?

For PowerPoint : You need to first log into Films on Demand on your default browser (the one that opens up automatically when you click links)  so the authentication cookie is loaded. 

Then when you click the FOD link in PowerPoint, it will open as if you put the link directly into your browser.

A: First open a direct Films on Demand link to make sure the direct link is working. This sets a cookie on your computer. Once the cookie is set, you should be able to use the link provided by your instructor. This also applies to opening links within a PowerPoint presentation.

Common fixes:
Enable cookies.
Allow pop-ups.
Update your browser.
Try another browser.
Reboot your computer.

If that does not smooth your access, then these are the most common issues:

User Side:

  • User didn't put after their Student-ID-Number/Staff-ID
  • User may need to create/reset their MyFVTC password. Go to MyFVTC and select "Reset Your MyFVTC Password" link to reactivate/reset password.

Teacher side:

  • Content not added as URL content in Blackboard.
  • Not using most current permanent link provided below the FOD video
    Working Example: Researching, Reading, and Writing (12:00)
    Correct URL:
  • Video has not been set to automatically "Open in New Window"

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