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Access to electronic resources


Students and employees at Chalmers can access databases, e-books and e-journals both on and off campus.

Login with CID

When you try to use a restricted electronic resource an identify screen appears. Please identify yourself using Chalmers ID (CID).

Please note that several electronic resources require identification also on campus.

User tips

Start at Chalmers Library's website

The easiest way to access e-resources is via the library’s website. When clicking the link to the article, e-book or database, the identify screen is displayed automatically when needed. You can also identify yourself here.

Identify yourselves with OpenAthens at the e-resource platforms

At several publisher platforms, databases etc, you can login with your CID through the service OpenAthens. Look for "Sign in via your institution", "OpenAthens" or similar. Read more about OpenAthens.

Use the Link Resolver

If you see an "@Chalmers button", click it and it will take you to the full text of an article when available. If the full text is not available, you are welcome to request the article or book.  

Google Scholar

Select Chalmers University Library web address in Google Scholar’s settings. This way you will receive full text links to resources held by the library when using Google Scholar.

Reload via the library proxy

If you locate an e-resource via a search engine or receive a full-text link some other way, you will not be recognized as a Chalmers user. A trick is to reload the page via the library’s proxy server. Please follow the instructions at the page Proxy bookmarklet.

Not a student or staff at Chalmers?

Everyone is welcome to our libraries. We have computers which the public can use to search and read licensed e-resources for private study purposes. When you leave Chalmers you no longer have access to our e-resources off campus. 

Terms and conditions for use of e-resources

For further information please see Terms of use.

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