You do not need the alternative login with separate library card number and PIN - that is used by users external to the University.
A small number of databases require a special username and password. These details are available via the username and passwords page for registered users.
The University provides access to a wide variety of electronic resources to support your study and research. Examples include:
|theses||company & market info||images|
|law reports & statutes||reference materials||primary source archives|
The best way to access library resources both print and online is via the main search box on the Library homepage. This should allow you to access everything available to you, whether you are on or off campus.
If you would like to access a specific database you can search using its name on this search box or via the LibGuides A - Z Database list.
If you are accessing a resource site directly by searching the web e.g. JSTOR, ScienceDirect, and you are located off the main campus then you will probably need to login using your University username and password to make sure you have access to all the resources available to you.
Use the How to Use Resources LibGuide for guidance on finding and using the electronic resources.
Access to our electronic resources is determined by the legally binding contracts that we, as a University, sign when entering into an agreement with a publisher or provider. Most of our contracts have educational arrangements, agreed on a national basis with such bodies as Eduserv Chest and JISC.
As the sub-licensee, the University is generally permitted to grant access to currently registered students, 'faculty members' and employees of the University of Exeter.
The right to access e-resources ends when you finish your course. However University of Exeter alumni may register to access some (but not all online resources). Find out more on our Alumni pages about what is available and how to register for access.
Members of the public/external borrowers
Find out about the 'walk-in' PC facilities in the Forum Library in Exeter.
As the online resources hold vast amounts of data, it is important to search effectively so that you get the most from your online searching and are not overwhelmed by lots of irrelevant search results
Use the Search Techniques Libguide for hints and tips on planning and running effective online searches.