Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Access to electronic resources off-campus with a Raven password important changes from 1 August 2009

Access to subscription electronic resources, including ejournals, ebooks and online databases, is available off-campus to current staff and students of the university and is controlled by Raven ID and password.

Your Raven ID and password may be used off campus wherever you are prompted to log in using one of the following links:

  • Shibboleth login
  • Login via your home institution
  • Institution login

From 1 August 2009 it will not be accepted in place of an Athens password.

A small number of services do not support direct Raven logins but are routed through a secure proxy server which prompts users for their Raven IDs and passwords. The simplest access route to an ejournal or other electronic resource is through ejournals@cambridge and eresources@cambridge, which have up-to-date links.

Information about Raven, including how to obtain a Raven password, is available on the Computing Service web site.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions are also available; other questions and requests for support on Raven should be addressed to the University Library Raven helpdesk at lib-raven@lists.cam.ac.uk.

The above changes do not affect those who log into electronic resources remotely using a VPDN connection.