How do I use Library online resources off campus?

How do I use Library online resources off campus?

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students

If you can’t visit a University campus, you can still access the vast wealth of Library ebooks, ejournals and databases using LibrarySearch

To use LibrarySearch off campus:  

  • ​Sign in to LibrarySearch
    This will give you access to our online resources. 
  • Limit your search results to full-text online 
    Enter your search words, and then use the filters on the right hand side under ‘Tweak my results’ to limit your search to show only ebooks and ejournals.

Using search limits off campus

Find a specific ejournal

  • Go to LibrarySearch and select Journal Search.
  • Enter the title of the journal you are looking for and hit return.
  • Click on the journal title to link to the journal and to find any non-standard instructions.

Find a specific database

  • Go to LibrarySearch and select Databases.
  • Enter the database name, and click Go (or choose a subject from All Subjects).
  • Click the database name to access it. Any non-standard instructions will be in the database list.

Search for an ebook

  • Search for books using LibrarySearch.
  • Enter your keywords and click Search.
  • Limit your search to ebooks by selecting from the filters on the right:
    • Full text Online (under Availability)
    • Books (under Format > Show more)

How do you know if you are logged in?
It’s not always easy to tell if you have successfully logged in to a database.
Sometimes, but not always, you may see clues, such as the University name/logo at the top of the page or “” in the web address.

Some databases have Non-standard passwords (login required off campus).
If you have access issues, please click the red spanner icon, and submit your details.

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