At the University of Aberdeen there are two routes our staff and students use to access electronic information - recognition through IP address and the password controlled Shibboleth or UK Federation. Each resource uses one or other of these and details are in our subject gateway MetaLib.
On a campus based computer (in a classroom, library or office) or a mobile device via Wireless (which must have been set up to use the Wireless network) you will be able to access an IP authenticated resources without the need to log in.
Off campus the provider of any database you attempt to access will not recognise you as being part of the University of Aberdeen. You will need to set the web proxy. By following the proxy instructions you will be prompted for your University computer username and password and be able to use most IP authenticated resources away from campus.
This route prompts you to login using your University computer username and password both on and off campus. You should look for the word 'Shibboleth' or 'UK Federation', choose 'UK' from the list displayed, then 'University of Aberdeen' from the next list - you will then log in.
Now you are ready to see what resources are available in your subject area. Follow the links to either:
Primo our subject gateway
Our Subject A-Z
A few journal titles have individual usernames and passwords. University of Aberdeen staff and students can obtain login details online.