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We're Here to Help
We may be remote, but we're still here to help! Use this guide to access our online services, get help from librarians and/or tutors, and access databases, subject guides, and tutorials. Questions? Use the CHAT box to the right.
Access Online Materials
A-Z List of Databases
You can get remote access with just your 900 number. There are instructions below for accessing Science Direct remotely.
A list of our e-book and e-reference collections. Our ILL services for print books are suspended at the moment, so check here for books you can read right now!
Films on Demand
Educational and documentary films.
Please be aware that getting physical books through HELM right now is suspended. However, you can still find and access E-books and some video content through HELM remotely.
A list of Subject Guides that can help you when immediate access to a librarian or instructor isn't available.
Need help navigating a database? Check here for video help. Also check out our YouTube channel.
Need a little extra one-on-one library or research help? Make an hour-long appointment with a reference librarian, visit the
Have a quick question? Try the CHAT box on the right-hand side of the page.
Need a subject tutor or writing help? Check out the Learning Commons - Tutoring Services tab at the top of this guide.
Remote Access for Science Direct
Follow these steps to request remote access for your account:
Go to the
ScienceDirect main page. Click
'Remote access’ in the footer of the page. The ‘Apply for remote access’ dialog displays.
Enter your email address and click
You may be requested to select your organisation if more than one account or organization is associated with your email address.
If you are not registered in ScienceDirect, the registration page displays.
Either register for an account with ScienceDirect and click ‘Register’ or click ‘ Continue without registering’. You will receive an email with a remote access activation link. Click the link to activate your account.
After completing these steps:
You may be prompted to sign in.
You will have remote access for 180 days to your account.
Your access will automatically be extended each time you sign into your account.
You may need to repeat this process, if you do not sign in to ScienceDirect for a long time.
Blackboard Learn: For Students
If you aren't familiar with Blackboard, it might be frustrating to have your class suddenly move to that platform. This is a list of instructional YouTube videos that may be helpful with specific questions.