Logging in to e-resources
For all electronic resources, the Library Catalogue gives the years available, the link to the resource and (where necessary) individual passwords that may be required.
- You do not need a password to access most e-resources on campus
- You can log in to most electronic resources using your name and barcode (from your staff or student card) or your ISS username and password; once you have authenticated with one electronic resource you may not need to log in again
- Some e-journals, especially those from smaller publishers, use a special username and password for access. Find the e-journal you want in the Library Catalogue and click "View password" (Classic Catalogue) or "more info" (Search@Library) for details
- NHS users have a special username and password (available via your Library record) which gives access to a range of e-resources.
When you access a resource from a link in the Library Catalogue, you will be taken to a page to log in with your institutional username and password.
If you access resources without using the Library Catalogue, you may find the process confusing. The University is a member of the UK Access Management Federation and publishers often present the login information in different ways.
The sections below show the key terms to look out for and corresponding login screens.
All electronic resources can be accessed by your ISS username and password. You will find in the Catalogue the years available, the correct link to access the resource, and (for some resources) individual passwords that may be required.When you access a resource, you will be taken to one of the two login screens below:
You can often find the correct login screen by selecting "Institutional login" (as seen here on the Wiley and Dawson ebook websites):
On the SpringerLink website you need to select "Log In via Shibboleth or Athens":
On the Nexis website you need to select "Access Management Federation" from the drop-down menu before you are taken to the correct login screen:
Some resources require you to type the name of the university:
If you don't have an ISS username, you may still be able to access the electronic resource by selecting the "alternative methods" link on the ISS login page. Further details about access are available in the Library Catalogue.