How to log in to databases

Logging into online databases when you are not on campus

Most of our databases require a password to identify you as a Roehampton student or staff member. The majority of these use Federated Access (Shibboleth). 

Federated Access works the same for both students and Staff. You need your up to date Roehampton University network login details. Resouces that use this method are identified in our list with the symbol  

 

Athens

A few resources use Athens to authenticate users. Students can log into Athens from MyZone. If you are a member of staff or cannot log into MyZone, you can ask in the Library for an Athens account. 

Some resource web sites are unhelpfully laid out and below, we have provided instructions to help you log in to these with the minimum of frustration. In all the cases below, ignore the large, obvious login boxes and look for the links to Institutional or Shibboleth login or Athens which are often quite small. If you have any difficulty in using any of our resources, just ask.

AFI Catalog Link to login is at the bottom left of the screen

Annual Reviews Online: Can be searched but there is no access to full text away from RU campus. There is no need to log in to search.

Archival Sound Recordings: Institution login, in top right corner

ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts): The Shibboleth login is a small link on the left hand side, underneath the log-in boxes.

Bibliography of British & Irish History Off campus access requires a password, available from the Library. To log in, you need to scroll down to the bottom of the first page and click the link "Access without IP address recognition: Individuals who want to access their personal subscriptions on a computer covered by a site license can click here". Then enter the login details. 

Bibliography of the History of Art: Institutional login link is at the top right of the screen 

Brill Journal Archive Online: Sign in via Athens on the right hand side below the white login boxes

British Periodicals Online: Shibboleth is the link "Remote Users: sign in via your home institution" 

Business Insights Interactive Reports : The Athens login link is top right of the page. On the next page use the Athens link below the login boxes

ChildData: The Athens link is on the right hand side of the page

Census Registration Service: Login button on the left hand side

Cochrane Library: The link to the Athens login page is very small, at the top right of the page, below the login boxes. Once you have logged in, the interface looks different but you will be able to search and find the information you need.

CogNet: You don’t need to log in to search but you can’t see the full text away from campus

Emerald Full text: The link to the Institution login is at the top of the page.

Encyclopedia of Children's Literature: Ignore the white login boxes and click the "Log in via your home institution" link

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals The login link is at the bottom left of the screen

Film Index International Ignore the login boxes at the top left of the screen. Log in via your home institution link is in the middle of the screen

Grove Music: Now Oxford Music Online: Institutional login is beneath the login boxes on the left hand side. 

Index to Theses : You need a password from the Enquiries Desk

Informaworld: Click sign in on the dark blue bar near the top of the screen. You will then see a login box, ignore this but click the link to shibboleth to the right of it.

ISI Citation Indexes (Web of Science): Click the green connect button in the centre of the screen. The next page has a choice of log in methods. Choose the Shibboleth link then choose UK Federation and Roehampton University from the drop downs. Log in with your University network credential. 

John Johnson Collection The Institution login link is at the bottom of the screen

JSTOR : Login in in small writing at the top right hand corner or click the search tab. Scroll down to "Access JSTOR through a participating institution"

Marketline: Click the Library and education users log in on the right hand side. The next screen has a link to Athens

Nature: Login link is top right of the page. Scroll down to Log in via your institution 

Naxos Music Library: Get a password from the Enquiries Desk

NexisUK: Click Academic Sign in below the login boxes. You may be able to click Roehampton University and get direct access if you have already logged in via shibboleth. If you are accessing this from a link in the Electronic Journals Finder, you may see a message saying you do not have access. Click the small arrow to continue and you will then see the title you need is available and listed in the Sources box

Nineteenth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers: The link to the institional login is under the large login boxes

Oxford English Dictionary Online: The link to the login page is the in the list on the right hand side below the sign in box.

Oxford Music Online: Institutional login is beneath the login boxes on the left hand side

Oxford Reference Online: The link to the login page is very small, on the right hand side below the login box

PEP WEB The login link is at the top right of the page. 

Project MUSE Login link at the top right. 

Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeolgie Database: Login link is top right of thepage

Science Direct: Roehampton University Login or Institutional login in small print at the top right of the page, on a blue background. 

Springer-Link Click on the log in link in the top left of the page. It is in grey and quite small. Then select United Kingdom from the list of countries and Roehampton University from the list of institutions. 

Taylor & Francis Science, Technology & Medicine Collection (Informaworld): Click sign in on the dark blue bar near the top of the screen. You will then see a login box, ignore this but click the link to shibboleth to the right of it.

Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT) Select Roehampton from list and then login

Web of Science (ISI Citation Indexes): Click the green connect button in the centre of the screen. The next page has a choice of log in methods. Choose the Shibboleth link then choose UK Federation and Roehampton University from the drop downs. Log in with your University network credentials

 

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