You have different authentication possibilities for enabling external access to licensed electronic media at the University Library of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt:
KU members can use VPN (Virtual Private Network) to enable external access to licensed electronic media of the University Library. The KU Computer Center (URZ) provides the necessary software, configuration files and installation and user guides. See also the instructions on installing and setting up the VPN Client by the URZ.
Some providers support external access via the authentication service Shibboleth for University members. In order to make use of this service, you will need your login data that you also use for other services at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (username, e.g. SLS 123456, and password).
On the website of the respective provider, please follow the link leading to the login screen for users of an institution. From the drop-down list, please select the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. You will then be redirected to the registration page of the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, where you can identify as an authorized user with your KU user data. You can now make use of different electronic resources of different providers without having to authenticate again.
For selected databases and e-books, it is possible to login with your library user number and password.
Access is enabled via the KU’s HAN server (Hidden Automatic Navigator). Subject to availability, the respective access link (HAN link) will be displayed under “access possibilities” after you have selected the desired electronic resource in the database information system (DBIS). Access to electronic journals in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) is automatically effected using the HAN server.
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