Answered By: E-library Team
Last Updated: 06 Apr, 2017     Views: 215

On campus a publisher may not ask you to log in as you will already be associated with Brunel's IP address range (provided the Library has paid for a subscription). When you are off campus and you use a search engine to find articles, such as Google Scholar, this situation is not true and you may be denied access.

Fortunately, in many instances, a publisher will let you use your Brunel University username and password to obtain access to a full text article. Just try to find a login link (see also the LibX toolbar link below) - the publisher may use one of the following terms:

  • Log in via your insititution
  • Insitutional Login
  • Sign In
  • Shibboleth
  • etc., etc.

You may be able to type in Brunel, or you may have to choose UK Access Management Federation or UK Higher Education first and then select Brunel from a long list of institutions.

When our login page opens, sign in with your Brunel credentials as usual, eg: me15ikb and your Brunel University Computer Network password to secure online access to full text materials. Here is a typical example:

Step 1 - select "Sign In"

SAGE Sign In


Step 2 - select the link "Login in via your insititution" (your Brunel University Network username and password will not work at the publisher's site; note also that Brunel does not use OpenAthens as an access management system)

SAGE Sign In step 2


Step 3 - select UK Access Management Federation

SAGE Sign In step 3


Step 4 - find and select Brunel University from the drop-down list

SAGE Sign In step 4


Step 5 - sign in at Brunel's end by entering your Brunel University Network username and password and select "Continue"

Brunel Sign In - enter your Brunel University Network username, for example me15ikb, and password


Step 6 - the publisher grants access if and only if Brunel University holds a subscription - note that Brunel's logo appears when access is conferred

SAGE Journals - Childhood full text e-journal


Alternatively, we also have a browser toolbar called LibX (for Firefox and Google Chrome browser, see link below) which can add contextual links and help you sign in to our online subscriptions.