Answered By: Anne Archer
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2020     Views: 21

The vast majority of the Library's e-resources are available to you remotely by simply navigating to them through Library Search. This prompts you to authenticate by logging in with your Campus ID (your University username and password) and you can read the ebook, journal article or access the database as if you were here on campus. 

If you Google the name of the journal or the database you want to use off campus, it does not recognise you as a Newcastle University student or staff member. The simplest way to get it to recognise you is to connect to it through Library Search. Check out our Library Search: eBooks searching video which demonstrates how to browse for and connect to eBooks.

A very small number of our e-resources limit access to our IP range (on campus) - if the resource you need is one of these it will be made clear in the Authentication notes field in the Library Search record:

Authentication note: Use RAS

For those resources, you need to replicate our IP range on your computer/device by using the Remote Application Service (RAS). As RAS has a limited number of user licenses and requires installation, please only use this if the resource is only available that way. 

Your first option to access ebooks, journal articles and databases remotely is always to use Library Search.

For more information on accessing resources off campus, see our 'Finding Information: eBooks and Online journal articles' tutorial.