IEEE Xplore Discontinuing Support of IE11

Microsoft has begun to sunset support for the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) browser in August 2021. With that knowledge, IEEE has also decided to discontinue support of that browser for the IEEE Xplore Digital Library as of 31 May 2022. If you are using IEEE Xplore for your research, to ensure an optimal experience, please upgrade to a different version of the browser prior to 31 May 2022.

Help the Library Improve Searching for You and Your Fellow Students!

The University Libraries, teamed with Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC), are looking for Catholic University students to take part in the SearchBox usability testing.

The testing should take 30-35 minutes. WRLC will award each participant a $10 Starbucks gift card.

What you’ll do

You’ll simply be asked to complete a few tasks by searching the library SearchBox and share your opinions and experience.

Where and When

Testing will occur completely online through Zoom on the following days:
• Monday, April 6, 11am – 4pm
• Tuesday, April 7, 11am – 4pm
• Tuesday, April 14, 11am – 4pm
• Wednesday, April 15, 11am – 4pm
• Thursday, April 16, 11am – 4pm

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to take part.

If interested, please email to with your name, year of study (e.g. Freshman, Sophomore, Graduate Student), and at least two available times on the above test days.

ProQuest databases, Ebook Central, and RefWorks will be temporarily unavailable from 10 pm on January 19 to 6 am on January 20.

To maintain the currency and security of the products, ProQuest is performing maintenance on many ProQuest products beginning from 10 pm on January 19, 2019, U.S. Eastern Time. Maintenance will conclude within 8 hours. During the maintenance window, the following subscribed services from ProQuest will be temporarily unavailable.

  • ProQuest Platform (
  • ProQuest Congressional (,
  • ProQuest Ebook Central
  • RefWorks (Legacy and New)

New LexisNexis Academic platform: Nexis Uni

As of December 31, 2018, the LexisNexis Academic was officially retired and replaced by Nexis Uni, which our library has been offering parallel access with LexisNexis Academic since January of 2018. Compared to LexisNexis Academic, Nexis Uni has a more user-friendly interface and more enhanced features on personalization, collaboration, and quick discovery.

New Login Method for Library Account and Online Resources

Please remember that in May, the authentication method for accessing library resources, including My Library Account, was changed. CUA faculty, staff, and students no longer use their last name and 7-digit ID number to login to My Library Account, place CLS/ILL requests, or access online resources off campus. Instead, users are prompted to login using their Cardinal Credentials (network/email username and password). If you need to reset your password, please visit Students from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and Visiting Scholars  will need to request Cardinal Credentials from Technology Services. If you have verified your Cardinal Credentials are up to date, but are still not able to log in, please contact Access Services in Mullen Library at 202-319-5060.