The University subscribes to a large number of online resources (databases, electronic journals, electronic books) for your use. To use these “for free” you must identify (authenticate) yourself as being part of Roehampton University.
On campus – many of these resources allow you access without logging on.
Off campus (and a small number of resources on campus) - you will need to login to the resource using one of two authentication systems – Shibboleth (also known as institutional login) or Athens. See below for instructions on using these systems.
Most resources are now available via the Shibboleth system, however a small number are only available through Athens. We recommend you try Shibboleth in the first instance.
For a small number of resources we have been unable to organise access through Shibboleth or Athens – you will need to obtain a specific username and passwords by contacting the Enquiry desk or through Virtual Librarian.
How do I tell if I need to login?
You will need to login if:
Shibboleth - where do I log in?
Shibboleth – why do things look different?