You need to be logged in to access any Library Online Resources unless they're Open Access.
Sometimes you will be taken directly to the resource you want to access through single sign on. Other times you will be asked to log in / authenticate.
Different websites have different ways of authenticating using your University of Roehampton credentials.
Single sign on means that once you have logged onto the library catalogue, you should be given access automatically to any resource that you search for and access through the library catalogue.
For easy access to resources, we always recommend:
In some cases, you won't be able to authenticate if you search for the resource on a search engine such as Google.
For some resources, you will need to access them differently or use special login details. Information on these can be found on our A-Z Database List, next to the databases that need them. See how to authenticate with your Roehampton username and password to see the special passwords, if you need to.
Some platforms will ask you to authenticate / log in through Shibboleth. This screen may look slightly different depending on the platform.
You will usually be asked to log in this way if you've come via UR Library Search.
This guide will show you how to login through Shibboleth.
Search for your resource using UR Library Search.
Note that if you are accessing a platform directly – not going through UR Library Search – and it asks you to log in using Shibboleth, you may need to search for our institution first.
Once you have searched for and selected University of Roehampton, you will be taken to the above University of Roehampton Shibboleth Identity Provider Login page (step 3 of this guide).
Some platforms will ask you to authenticate / log in through OpenAthens. This screen may look slightly different depending on the platform.
You will usually be asked to log in this way if you've come to a resource through a resource list or the A-Z Database list.
This guide will show you how to login through OpenAthens.
There are a few resources that will require additional steps to log in. Please see tutorials for individual resources below. These videos do not include any audio, and a text description of instructions has been included after each video.
If you are accessing PressReader off campus, the website generates a 30 day "token", meaning you can continue issuing remotely for the full 30 days; after the 30 days, you would need to re-sign in to generate another 30 day "token".
In order to sign in:
You will see the teacup symbol when authenticated:
You will need to set up a PressReader account to access many of the additional and personalisation features. One benefit with registering an account is that the access will be passed onto any device that you later login with. You can also change your nickname.