Queen Square Library
Logging into eresources: UCL accounts & NHS OpenAthens accounts
- Which online resources are available?
- How to log in - includes seperate advice for UCL users and NHS users
Which online resources are available?
You can access a wide range of online information sources, including databases (for searching), ejournals & ebooks (for reading full text articles & book chapters) as well as other sources.
Your access depends on your institutional login details.
- A UCL account identifies you as a member of UCL and enables access to sources that the university has purchased - including ejournals, ebooks and databases. See below for information about how to get a UCL account.
- An NHS OpenAthens account identifies you as an NHS staff member and enables access to sources purchased by the NHS (funded nationally, regionally and locally) - including ejournals, ebooks and databases. See below for information about how to get an NHS OpenAthens account.
How to log in
UCL staff and students
- UCL staff and students (which includes Institute of Neurology) are entitled to register for a UCL computing account which gives access to UCL-purchased online resources.
- Current staff and students of UCL,
and honorary members of staff should automatically be registered for a UCL
computing account which gives access to computing facilities within UCL,
various parts of the UCL intranet and also to eresources. Please visit the
information page for information
about how to log in.
- You will only have been registered at UCL if the Personnel Office (for staff) or the Education Unit (for students) have processed your details. To contact them for more information you may email Personnel at: Personnel@ion.ucl.ac.uk & the Education Unit at Education.Unit@ion.ucl.ac.uk
- NHS staff may register for an NHS OpenAthens account which gives access to NHS-purchased online resources.
- Any member of NHS staff may register for an account.
- To register, use a computer connected to the UCLH network and complete the online registration form (read the notes carefully!).
- Tip: When selecting area & organisation, NHNN users should select:London SHA, NHS North Central London, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Complete the rest of the form (be careful to enter a valid email address) and then click Submit. IMPORTANT: remember to first tick the box agreeing to the Terms & Conditions. This acts as your signature, and the whole process will fail without it.
You will receive an email containing a link that you should click to verify your account.
Please note: if you follow this process using a hospital computer you will have instant access. If you do not use a hospital computer there will be a delay of up to 15 days in processing your registration. You can speed up the process by completing a registration form in your local healthcare Library. See the joint UCLH libraries page for library addresses and opening times. NHNN users should register, in the first instance, at the Queen Square Library, 1st Floor, 23 Queen Square.
- What happens if I move to another NHS organisation? You can log into your existing OpenAthens account and Change your Organisation. Alternatively, you may choose to set up a new account at your new organisation (see the notes above).
- Access for students: students working on placement within NHNN can obtain a temporary access account. Please contact the library for details.
- UCL accounts - If you think the password for your UCL account may have expired, please contact IT Services. If you are certain that you are using the correct password and are still having problems logging in you can complete the online form or contact the library.
- NHS accounts - you can check the status of your NHS OpenAthens account by logging into the MyAthens page or you may request a new password online if you are working from a computer within the NHS network (click 'Forgot your password?' at the top of the page). If you would like to speak to someone for further help, please contact the library.
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