Logging in at home (off-campus) to Journal web sites

The good news: most journal publishers will allow you to use your University email username and password to log into their sites

The bad news: its [a little bit] complicated!

Here's how - two examples: Sciencedirect and Wiley-[Blackwell]

It has been suggested that the VPN is useful for accessing journals off campus: see the setup page at


If you start the VPN before you run your web browser this will make it appear that you are on campus. I've not tried this myself.

Let me know if you have any problems with other sites, or if you think it would help if I added other sites to this page.

There are instructions from the Library here, but mostly about access to books

Chris Elliott
last edited on 27 oct 2010