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Access and Passwords


The Library strongly recommends using LibrarySearch to locate databases, ejournals and ejournal articles. This is because

  • LibrarySearch only contains good quality academic resources
  • The links in LibrarySearch have been specially set up to allow easier access to eresources
  • LibrarySearch contains detailed information about how to log into each eresource

Logging into LibrarySearch

  • On campus: Log into LibrarySearch if you want to request books, view your Library account, and save searches using My Account. 
  • Off campus: Always log in to LibrarySearch for full access to search results. 

To log in:

  • Click on Guest > Sign In at the top right. Enter your University login.

Information about how to log into individual eresources can be found: 

  • In the LibrarySearch databases list, at the end of the database description
  • By clicking the title of a resource in LibrarySearch search results

On-campus access to electronic databases, journals and books

  • Most resources don't require a login on campus.
  • Some require you to log in with your University login.
  • If a non-standard password is needed, there will be a link to the Database and E-Journals Passwords page when you click the tilte of a resource in LibrarySearch.


Off-campus access to electronic databases, journals and books

The library's proxy server makes it easier to access library eresources off campus. 

  • If you start your search in LibrarySearch, the Edinburgh Napier login box will generally appear when you access a resource.
  • All you'll need to do then is enter your University login (the same login you use to log into a university computer or your email)
  • You'll only need to do this for the first eresource in a search session.
    Some more specialist databases will still need a non-standard password.
  • If a non-standard password is needed, see the Database and E-Journals Passwords page (login required). 

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