The search box
Enter one or more words. You will be able to continue narrowing your search in the discovery tool EDS, where the majority of the library information resources can be found.
Filters in the search box
Articles: Articles from scholarly journals. Using the peer-review facet in the left menu you will limit to articles reviewed by experts in the field.
E-books and printed books: Online books in full text as well as print books. Please note that theses are not found using this filter.
Printed books: Make a request if the book is currently on loan or if you want to collect it at a different branch library.
E-journals: Enter words from the title of the journal to get to the list of e-journals.
Databases: Enter words from the database title or subject area to get to the list of List of databases. Use English terms. Databases often cover large areas and the search terms therefore need to be broad, for example Physics.
Additional search services
Chalmers Publications: In research.chalmers.se you will find information regarding research at Chalmers, projects, researchers and publications.
Student Theses: Theses by Chalmers students is found at Chalmers Open Digital Repository - Student Theses.
Due to the spread of infection in society, the library has changed service. Read more.
In addition to go through the library web site, you can now identify yourself with CID directly at the most common e-resource platforms. Read more
Access to e-resources through OpenAthens
You can now identify yourself with Chalmers-ID (CID) directly at the databases and publisher's web sites.
What is OpenAthens?
OpenAthens is a so called single-sign-on-service that makes it more convenient and secure to login to articles, databases and e-books provided by Chalmers Library. In addition to go through the library web site, you may now also identify yourself with your CID directly at the e-resource platform.
What should I look for?
It looks a bit different on different web sites. Look for "Sign in via your institution" or similar, or "OpenAthens".
Sometimes there's an icon with a house, that connects you to Open Athens:
Once you've logged in through "the house" and Open Athens, and have accepted cookies, the web browser should remember your login the next time you visit the same web site.
Why do I sometimes have to choose between different options?
There are several so called federations that institutions and countries uses for authentication. Chalmers Library uses the Open Athens-federation for access to e-resources.
You may need to choose between Shibboleth or OpenAthens (or in some cases just Athens). Choose OpenAthens/Athens and then search for Chalmers.
Which "Chalmers" should I choose?
If you see different Chalmers-alternatives, choose "Chalmers Library".
I can't find any Chalmers alternative in the list - what can I do?
At some web sites, you first need to find OpenAthens in the drop down menu.
Then search for Chalmers under Find your institution.
It may also be a publisher or database that Chalmers Library doesn't have an agreement with. You can instead search for the e-resource at the library web. If you cannot find it there, you may use the request form and we will try to get the article or e-book for you.
More information and questions
The links from Chalmers Library web site will work as before, but you may need to login with your CID also at campus and within Chalmers VPN. During the same session, you should be able to access e-resources at various providers without having to enter the login credentials again.
Some publishers offer you to create a personal account. You don't need to do that in order to access the e-resources, but you may find it interesting if you want to get search alerts or other features.
During a transition period the library uses both OpenAthens as well as the login through our proxy-server in parallell. We will provide more information when we begin to phase out the proxy regarding how to link to e-resources for corse literature etc.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the library if you have any questions or concerns.