Leeds University Library

Logging in to e-resources


For all electronic resources, Search@Library gives the years available, the link to the resource and (where necessary) individual passwords that may be required. You will need to click on the item title to view the full record.

  • You do not need a password to access most e-resources on campus
  • Some e-journals, especially those from smaller publishers, use a special username and password for access. Find the e-journal you want using Search@Library, and follow the "View availability" link. In the record click "View password" for details.

If you access resources without using Search@Library, you may find the process confusing as publishers often present the login information in different ways.

The sections below show the key terms to look out for and corresponding login screens.


IT username and password

All electronic resources can be accessed by your IT 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:

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Institutional login

You can often find the correct login screen by selecting "Institutional login" (as seen here on the Wiley and Dawson ebook websites):

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Shibboleth or Athens

On the SpringerLink website you need to select "Log In via Shibboleth or Athens":

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UK Access Management Federation

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:

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Organisation (ie name of university)

Some resources require you to type the name of the university:

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What if I don't have an IT username?

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.

Screenshot of e-resources login page