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Tips for Using the Remote Databases

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Troubleshooting Tips for POWER Library Databases

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INTERNET EXPLORER 6.x

If you are using Internet Explorer 6.x as your browser -  

  1. In Internet Explorer, click on TOOLS
  2. Click on INTERNET OPTIONS
  3. Click on the PRIVACY tab
  4. Move the PRIVACY SLIDER to "ACCEPT ALL COOKIES"
  5. Click on APPLY
  6. Click on OK
  7. This will enable IE 6 to accept POWER Library cookies.  You should then be able to access the POWER Library databases.

NETSCAPE 6.x

If you are using Netscape 6.x as your browser -

POWER Library does not support Netscape 6.x.  Please install a browser that is compatible with POWER Library.

Internet Explorer - Version 4.5 or higher
Netscape - Version 4.5 or higher, but not 6.x

INTERNET EXPLORER OR NETSCAPE VERSIONS 4.5 to 5x

  1. Ensure the browser is set to accept all cookies (per-session and permanent)
  2. Ensure the browser is set to allow java and javascript

AOL USERS

If you are using an AOL browser:

    1).  Connect to the Internet using AOL
    2).  Minimize AOL
    3).  Open either Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator

SECURITY SOFTWARE

Ensure Fortress, Norton Internet Security or other security software (personal firewall) is not blocking access.

  1. Disable your security software
  2. Try POWER Library
  3. Consult your technician  if you are now able to access the Power Library as your technician will need to adjust the security settings to allow continued access without disabling the security software.

TO UPGRADE YOUR BROWSER

    Why do I Need to Update my Browser?

Where can I get the Newest Version of Microsoft Internet Explorer?

How do I Obtain the Newest Version of Netscape Communicator?

PLUG-INS

Viewpoint Media Player           

  1. Go to http://www.viewpoint.com/
  2. Click on "Download Media Player"

Apple's QuickTime Media Player   

  1. Go to http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download
  2. Enter your information and click on "Download Quicktime"

Chemscape Chime plug-in   

  1. Go to http://www.mdlchime.com/chime/
  2. Click on "Register"
  3. Read the Terms and click "I Agree"
  4. Fill out the form and click "Register"
  5. Click "Close Window"
  6. Login to the chime website using your e-mail adding the password that you have set up while registering
  7. Click "Download"
  8. Select your version and click "Next"
  9. Follow instructions on the page

RealPlayer Basic    

  1. Go to http://www.real.com/player/index.html
  2. Click of "Realplayer 8 Basic"
  3. Fill out the form
  4. Click on "Download FREE RealPlayer 8 Basic"
  5. Click the radio button for "RealPlayer 8 Basic Minimum"
  6. Click of "Download Free RealPlayer Basic Now"

Adobe Acrobat Reader    

  1. Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html
  2. Follow the instructions to download and install