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Accessing ejournals at UCL

You can access ejournals at UCL by following the links that appear on the ejournals list.


If you are on-site using a computer running on the UCL network, your access to the journals will usually be automatically authenticated and you should not need to enter a username and password.

A few titles require a special username and password for access. This is indicated in the SFX box that appears when you click on the journal title in the ejournals list. You will see a link to UCL Library Services' passwords page. The passwords page is only accessible to UCL staff and students and passwords MUST NOT be divulged to anyone else.


It is possible to access nearly all the titles featured in the ejournals list from a computer which is not running on the UCL network and not using the Information Services Division Windows Terminal Service (WTS).

Each time you start a new web browser session you will find that you are prompted for your UCL computing username and password the first time you try to access an ejournal title. Once you have entered this information you won't be asked for it again to access other titles. This remains the case until you close your web browser.

A few titles require a special username and password. You will be able to access them off-site in the same way as on-site.


Ejournals at UCL are affected by copyright in the same way as print journals. Use of ejournals is also restricted by additional terms and conditions specified by publishers in the licence agreements that UCL signs when it arranges electronic access. Generally speaking, you MUST NOT:

  • Print or make a permanent electronic copy of more than one article from any one issue of an electronic journal.
  • Make multiple print or electronic copies of a single article.
  • Post any of the journal content on the Internet or other electronic network.
  • Provide copies of the material, in either electronic or print format, to anyone.
  • Reveal password information to anyone.
  • Engage in systematic or excessive downloading.

If you are in any doubt about your use of ejournals please use the problem report form to contact the ejournals team.

Last modified 20 July 2011

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