If you find an article you need on a publisher platform you can often log into the platform from off campus using the Shibboleth or institutional login option. Most publishers offer this facility. If you can’t find a Shibboleth or institutional login option you may find the Lean Library browser extension useful.
There should be a ‘log in’ or ‘sign in’ option on most publisher platforms. The option is usually at the top of the screen or in the panel on the right or left side. For this platform the ‘log in’ option is at the top right hand side of the screen.
When you choose the ‘log in’ option you will often have several choices for logging in. You should only enter you Raven credentials into a Raven banded log in screen. If you enter your Raven credentials into a publisher log in screen, like the one shown on the left, without choosing the Shibboleth option you will not get access and you may compromise the security of your Raven account.
The University used to use the Athens authentication method, which is still used by some members of the University who have access to eresources via their NHS affiliation, but we now use Shibboleth (sometimes labelled as Institutinoal) access.
Choosing the Shibboleth option will lead to either a list of institutions that need to be scrolled through in order to find the University, a search bar when you can search for your institution, or a drop down list which requires the local federation to be selected before the institution can be found. We are members of the UK Access Management Federation – we are not often required to take this step.
Once the University of Cambridge has been selected you will be prompted to log in with Raven.
You may be asked to accept terms and conditions of use for Raven after logging in. you are given the option of remembering your choice for 1 year.
Once you have logged in you should see a message at the top of the screen that is similar to the phrase on this platform – ‘Access provided by the University of Cambridge’. You can then search the platform for articles, etc. and will be able to access full text of any content included in our subscription.
If you cannot access what you need you can check if it is include in our eresources collection by searching for it in iDiscover. We may have access to what you need via a different platform.
If you have any questions or want to contact us please do so ejournals@cambridge helpdesk