Essential maintenance on the library system

The library system will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour from 21:00 11th September 2017 for a system upgrade.

Unavailable Services:

- Renewals (Online) (Loughton & Colchester only)
- My Library record (Loughton & Colchester only)
- Library search 'Encore'
- The Library classic catalogue
- Online Inter-library loans
- Some eResources
- Automatic book return (Colchester only)

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Many e-resources may still be accessed via an alternative route.

To do this go to the homepage of the resource you wish to use and look the login variously named as the, Shibboleth login, institutional login, home organisation login, UK federation login, or academic sign. N.B Not the 'Athens login' we do not use 'Athens'.

For further help on using the institutional login see: eresources guide at   

Or you can use one of the links for the resources in the link below:

List of eresources accessible via the institutional login

17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers Shibboleth users

19th century books from the British Library 19th century British newspapers Shibboleth users

ABSEES online Shibboleth login

American Doctoral Dissertations Shibboleth login

American periodicals Shibboleth login

Annual bibliography of English language and literature Home organisation login

Artemis primary sources Shibboleth users

BMJ Journals Organisation/Institutional login

British cartoon archive British Library sounds Home Organisation (UK Access Management Federation) login

British newspaper archive British Newspapers 1600 - 1900 Shibboleth users

British periodicals Home organisation login

Business Source Complete Shibboleth login

Cambridge books online Shibboleth login

Cambridge histories online : British & European history collection Institutional login

Cambridge journals digital archive Shibboleth

Cambridge journals online Shibboleth

CINAHL Complete Shibboleth login

Conference proceedings citation index Institutional login

Daily Mail historical archive 1896-2004

Dawsonera Shibboleth login

Defining gender 1450-1910 UK Access Management Federation Login (UKFAM)

Early English books online Home organisation login

ebrary (now Ebook Central) Shibboleth login

EBSCOHost Shibboleth login

EBSCOHost ebook collection Shibboleth login

Economist Historical Archive 1843-2010 Shibboleth users

Edinburgh University Press Shibboleth login

Eighteenth century collections online UK Federation login

Emerald Institutional login

Empire online UK Access Management Federation login (UKFAM)

Financial times historical archive 1888-2010 Shibboleth users

GreenFILE Shibboleth login

HeinOnline : the modern link to legal history Shibboleth login

Historical abstracts Shibboleth login

Historical texts House of Commons parliamentary papers Home organisation login

 IEEE Xplore digital library Shibboleth login

 IMF eLibrary Text Collection International law reports Home organisation login

JISC JournalArchives UK federation login

John Johnson collection of printed ephemera Home organisation login

Journal citation reports : science edition Shibboleth login

Journal citation reports. Social sciences edition Shibboleth login

JSTOR Institutional login

LEXIS Library Academic sign-in

LISTA Shibboleth login

MEDLINE with Full Text Shibboleth login

MLA international bibliography Home organisation login

New York times Institutional login

News Vault Shibboleth users

NEXIS Shibboleth

Oxford English dictionary online Login with Shibboleth

Oxford journals Shibboleth login

Oxford journals digitized archive Shibboleth login

Oxford scholarship online Login with Shibboleth

Periodicals archive online Home organisation login

Philosopher's index Shibboleth login

PI navigator Shibboleth login

ProQuest dissertations and theses Shibboleth login

Proquest historical newspapers Shibboleth login

PsycARTICLES Shibboleth login

SAGE (SAGE Journals Online) Login via your institution

ScienceDirect Institutional login

SpringerLink Institutional login

State papers online : the government of Britain 1509-1714. Shibboleth users

Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006 Shibboleth users

Times Digital Archive 1785-2008 Shibboleth users

Vogue archive Shibboleth login

Web of Science Shibboleth

Westlaw UK Home organisation login

Wiley Online Library Institutional login

Wilson art index Shibboleth login

ZETOC : the British Library electronic table of contents Shibboleth login


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