How to access e-resources
Current staff and students of the University can access most e-resources both on and off campus.
Whether you are on campus or off campus you should be able to log in to e-resources using your EASE login, following the links embedded in our services e.g. DiscoverEd
Access to most Library e-resources - e-journals, e-books, databases - is via EZProxy, which enables access both on and off campus. You will be asked for your EASE login, and provided you remain within the same browser window you should not need to login again within the same session.
URLs which have been set up to enable remote access will start with http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url= eg http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://wwww.nature.com
From time to time you may receive an ezproxy error message.
UK Access Management Federation
EASE via UK Access Management Federation is used where ezproxy is not an option. UKAMF is sometimes referred to as Shibboleth
Usernames and passwords
A very small number of publishers require that we use their username and password, rather than EASE. There is a list of these resources here.
IP access and the VPN
IP authenticated access - if you are on campus you may opt to go directly to a supplier’s website, bypassing the EASE login process. This should work provided you are on the University network, and provided the publisher has set up ip authenticated access. If you are off campus it is recommended that you follow links from our services. You also have the option to set up access to the University network using the VPN.
If you are in MyEd, click on the Library tab and then Library Search.