Many of the resources which the University Library provides for you can be accessed with the same username and password you use to access your University email, University computers and Blackboard.
Look out for links containing the words "Institutional access/login", "UK Federation" (or occasionally "Shibboleth") – all these words are a clue that you can use your normal University login to access a resource.
Direct institutional login
Basically this comes in two forms. Where possible, links to databases from the library website go straight to the University login page (look for separate 'off-campus' links where appropriate).
But in other cases, you may have to select the "UK / UK Federation" first, and then browse or search a list of institutions to select "University of Southampton". (Note: if you can't find us in the list under this name, check under Southampton University.) If you don't find us in the list or there is an error please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For any problems with your University username and password, please contact iSolutions.
You can use the University’s VPN service, GlobalProtect, for off-campus access to online resources. Advice on how to set your connection up can be found on the iSolutions page How do I set up VPN on my device?