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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 suitable for your studies
  •     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     

Log in to LibrarySearch

Always log in to LibrarySearch to see results from all databases (if you don't log in, some results won't be visible), to request books, view your Library account and save searches. 

To log in, click on Not signed in > Sign In > University Member. 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 matriculation number and password
  • If a non-standard password is needed, there will be a link to the Database and E-Journals Passwords page​ (login required) when you click the title of a resource in LibrarySearch.

Off-campus access to electronic databases, journals and books

The library’s proxy server makes it easy to access library eresources off campus.
  • If you start your search in LibrarySearch, the Edinburgh Napier login box will appear (unless you are already logged in) 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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