If you know the name you can search for them using Library search.
Access from our dedicated eResource & Database Menu page via subject or A-Z
If you know the name of the resource you can search for it in a web search engine such as Google.
Many library eResources are secure and will require you to prove you are a member of the University of Essex before you can access them.
There two main methods of authentication both require your University of Essex username and password.
Most eResources are set up to authenticate via this login if you access eResources via the library search engine or eResource page.
This login requires you to enter your username only i.e. you do not need the @essex.ac.uk
If you find an eResource via a web search engine such as Google, then you will not be automatically routed via our authentication system and will need to look for the 'institutional' login link. This login is also sometimes called the 'home organisation login' or 'shibboleth login' or 'UK Access Management Federation login'. See our step by step guide for this login.
A small number of our resources require individual or specific logins.
All these resources should have a 'get login' link on the full record and need to be accessed via Library search or the eResource menu.
If you are you should be routed automatically via our authentication procedure. If you cannot login check the following:
If you are accessing an eResource via an internet search engine, such as Google, you will not be automatically routed to our authentication procedure but you may still be able to login. Look for the login link (usually located in the right-hand corner of the screen) and then look for the institutional login. If there is no institutional login look for the resource using Library search or on the eResource & Database Menu, if you cannot find it in either of these then we do not have access to it. If you would like us to investigate subscribing to the resource you are trying to access please contact libline.
If you do not know what your username and password is please contact the University ISS helpdesk on 01206 872345 or email@example.com
Can you login to other e-resources? Try another resource from the library eResource menu. If you can access another resource it may be that there are problems with that particular resource, please try again later and if the problem persists report the issue to the library using the e-mail: libline
To check if we have access to the required eResource, search Library search or on the eResource & Database Menu, if you cannot find it in either of these then we do not have access to it. N.B. if you require access to an individual journal article make sure you check that we have access to the year or volume you require, as we may have access to a particular journal title online but we may not have access to all of the volumes or years available. To do this check the 'holdings' information on the record in Library search or the classic catalogue.
The Library does not use ATHENS we have access to resources either via our own authentication (through Library search or the classic catalogue) or via the 'institutional login'. The institutional login link is usually located next to any ATHENS link, so use the institutional login instead.
b. Check that the resource does not require a specific login. See point 6. above.
c. Try another browser e.g. if you are using Internet Explorer (IE) try Firefox or Chrome, they can be downloaded for free.
e. Check you are not blocking pop-up windows - many electronic resources use pop-up windows where the resource generates a new browser window. Some browsers automatically block pop-up windows and this can cause problems with some resources, also some resources require plug-ins or extra software for your browser & if you block pop-ups you may miss the prompt to install particular software. Check your browser to see if you are blocking pop-ups, it should be easy to temporarily allow pop-ups when necessary or add the resource to your pop-up blocker. In IE Tools> Internet Options > Pop-Up Blocker Settings > Add the relevant website address.
If you fail to login via the e-resources login, you should be returned to the e-resources login screen with an error message in red.
If this happens please ensure:
If your login is working correctly please contact Information Support Desk on Floor one (near the Student Collection), extension no. 3192 or email: libline. Please include the the text of the error message in your report as this can assist staff in their diagnosis of the issue.
If you are having problems with accessing library resources please contact the Library Helpdesk
The Library helpdesk is located on the ground floor of the Albert Sloman library (Colchester), the library at Loughton (East 15) or the Info Point in the Learning Hub, The Forum (Southend).
email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
'Phone us on 01206 873192