Access to e-sources through KU Leuven login (Shibboleth)
On some publisher platforms you are able to access licensed content using your Central KU Leuven login credentials, i.e. the same username/password combination that enables you to check your KU Leuven e-mail or sign in to KU Loket and Toledo. This relatively new system is called shibboleth.
An advantage of this authentication method is that you do not need a proxy for off campus access.
To use this authentication method, you can:
- search for a "Login" or "Institutional login"/”Login via your institution” link on the publisher platform. Select the name of the national federation (in our case Belnet R&E Federation) and/or your institution (KU Leuven); subsequently you can log in with you Central KU Leuven login credentials.
- click on a publisher platform/database in the list below. The links are configured so that you do not have to select the federation and institution.
- (in the long term we want to offer these configured links in Limo, for databases,e-journals/e-books as well as articles/book chapters.)
Currently shib-authentication is already available for the following platforms:
(Below list will grow.)
- Annual Reviews
- Elsevier ScienceDirect
- MyNBN Normendatabank
- Web of Science (all database search)
- Wiley Online Library