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Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Posted August 8, 2017

Current Bryn Mawr students, faculty, and staff can access subscription databases, e-books and online journals from off campus by logging into EZProxy with their College username and password. How EZProxy Works Log into EZProxy and navigate to library resources from the library’s website or Tripod. The URLs of the pages you access will contain proxy.brynmawr.edu. […]

Installing Read&Write Literacy Software

Posted July 19, 2016
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Read&Write software is free for current community members to download and install on any College- or personally-owned computer or tablet. To install Read&Write: Windows or Mac desktop Download the installer from http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/software/. When prompted for an access or activation code, hit OK (no code is required). Android tablet 1. Visit http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/secure/RWActivate.htm to copy the serial number required in […]

Logging In to lynda.com Online Learning Tool

Posted November 20, 2015
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lynda.com is a leading online learning tool that offers thousands of high-quality video courses in software, business, and creative skills for helping Bryn Mawr community members achieve personal and professional goals and meet just-in time training needs. Instructions for logging in: 1) Navigate to lynda.brynmawr.edu 2) Select Bryn Mawr College from the drop-down list and […]

Naming Conventions & Best Practices

Posted March 10, 2015

Files named on Mac or Windows computers usually work fine on the other platform, but there are a few characters sometimes used in file names that are exceptions. The table below explains which characters might cause problems, why they do, and potential substitutes for those characters that will work on both Mac and Windows. Filename […]

Microsoft Online Learning: Choosing and Navigating a Course

Posted August 13, 2014
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The instructions below are for Windows 7 PCs using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Some features may not function correctly when using other browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, and Safari) or when using OS X. 1. Browse the available courses to find one you’d like to take 2. Click on the link for the desired course. (Beginner Skills […]

Microsoft Online Learning: Downloading and Unzipping Practice Files

Posted August 13, 2014
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Many of the MS Online Learning courses contain a lab component, requiring users to download and utilize practice files to accomplish outlined tasks directly in the application. Instructions for downloading and extracting the practice files are below. The instructions below are for college-issued Windows 7 PCs using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Some features may not function […]

Digital Book Lending with EBL

Posted October 10, 2011

EBL ebook library books are available in Tripod, and new books will be added each week as publishers issue them. Using an ebook in the EBL collection requires logging in through Bryn Mawr’s EZProzy site with a Bryn Mawr College username and password. Books can be read online using any of the major browsers (Firefox, […]