Week beginning Monday 17th October:
Over the summer we've made access to electronic resources from off-campus much easier for you. We recommend that you access resources in one of three ways.
If you are off-campus and reach an e-resource you're not logged into, the first thing to try is the E-resource login tool. To install, simply drag and drop the button below into your bookmarks bar.
A link will appear in your Favourites bar. When you're on a webpage and want to login, just click on this link to gain access. For more information, including how to use this on tablets, see the SOLAR blog
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
The majority of our e-resources are set up to use the new system. If you use SOLAR, then you'll always be directed to the best link. Please contact email@example.com if you have any problems.
On some sites the old 'institution' login allowed you to personalise your account, saving searches or favourites, for example. Access to these features will now be different. Click the platform names below to see how these are affected:
Our new system directs your web traffic via a hosted proxy server running EZproxy software. It works by showing a university IP address to the suppliers of E-resources. From this, suppliers know you belong to Salford and provide you access to the books, journals and databases the Library subscribes to or buys.
When you're using this service, you'll notice an extra bit of text in your address bar: salford.idm.oclc.org
You can configure some reference management tools to use this system. For example, for Papers on a Mac,