There has been a slight change to our password system for e-books and journals. Instead of using the Athens system we have moved to shibboleth. This means that a cookie is no longer needed on your computer off campus. You still use your university e-mail address and password so there is no change to what you need to remember.
It has always been harder to login off campus due to the variety of different terminology and links used by different suppliers. The best advice to give students is to go through a library system, either the library catalogue, iFind Research or using the iGetit button in any of our databases. This should automatically direct them to the Swansea University login box.
If you usually access your favourite database through a bookmark or other method you need to look for an option saying either institutional login or shibboleth. It may also mention UK Federation. There is a handout with screenshots for various databases in the Using Online Resources of our Blackboard information for students. Do contact us at email@example.com if you need any help with this.
Example for Web of Science: