IS&T maintains a list of recommended browsers for use by the MIT community. See their Web Browsers at MIT page to download the current versions of the recommended browsers.
Since access to ILLiad is controlled by MIT’s Touchstone, you may want to use a browser that supports MIT web certificates.
Whichever browser you choose, you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to access the articles that you've requested in PDF format. Get Adobe Reader.
To securely terminate your access to ILLiad, you must close your browser session. Access to ILLiad is controlled by MIT’s Touchstone. There is no "logoff" button - you must close your web browser.
If you forget to close ILLiad when you are done, ILLiad will log you out after 3 minutes of inactivity.
See IS&T’s MIT Touchstone Service for more details.
To protect your privacy and security, the system will terminate your session after three minutes. When this happens, the ILLiad log on screen will show up, and you'll have to enter your user name and password again to continue using the system.
From time to time we purge older records from ILLiad. Completed requests are removed from your ILLiad account history after a period of approximately one year to 18 months has passed. Requests completed more than one year ago are purged from your ILLiad account in January and June of each year. Therefore, requests may remain in your request history for up to 18 months.
In order to comply with the record keeping requirements of copyright law, the requests themselves will be stored for several years, after the associated user information has been removed.