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How do I access online resources?

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The University subscribes to a large number of online resources (databases, electronic journals, electronic books) to support your learning. To use these 'for free' you must identify yourself as being part of the University of Roehampton.

On campus 

If you are using University PCs or wifi, most of our resources allow you access without signing in.

The easiest way to access electronic resources is via the library catalogue.  By logging in to your library account using your university username and password you will automatically have access to around 90% of our electronic resources.  To log in:

  • Click on the my account button


  • Then click on the log in button


  • On the next screen enter your university username and password. 
  • As long as you keep your browser window open you shouldn't need to log in again (although you may occasionally be asked to confirm that you are from the University of Roehampton).

Once logged in you can then use the library catalogue to search for electronic resources.  Use the 'search everything' option to search across our print holdings, ebooks, and articles in e-journals and database.  Once you have found the resource that you need, simply click the view online button to be taken to the article or ebook.

You can also use the Library Quick Search tool on Moodle, which can be found on the Learning Skills Hub:

If you want to search for a journal title, rather than an article, you can use the link to the e-journals finder at the top of the library catalogue.


Off campus

If you are off campus you will need to log in to access all of our resources.  The easiest way to do this is to go to the library catalogue and log in to 'My Account' using your Roehampton username and password.  For detailed instructions on logging in to the catalogue please see the on campus instructions above.

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You can also use the Library Quick Search tool on Moodle, which can be found on the Learning Skills Hub: