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Off-Campus Access to E-resources

HU students, faculty and staff have off-campus access to E-resources such as e-journals, e-books and databases though Virtual Private Network (VPN) service or the Single sign-on [Shibboleth/Institutional login]

1) VPN service

You have to install the VPN software or set up your device to use the VPN service. Please refer to this page by Information Media Center for more details. 

If you have any questions regarding to the setting of VPN service, please contact Help desk of Information Media Center.

*NOTE : The following two databases are prohibited from off-campus access by VPN service due to the contract with the publisher.

・ Beck-online: Premium edition (C. H. Beck)

・ UpToDate  (Wolters Kluwer Health)

2) Single sign-on [Shibboleth/Institutional login]

You can use e-resources from off-campus simply by logging in with your student or staff ID[Hirodai ID] and password. No software or app download required. However, the login entry for single sign-on is different from the login entry for personal accounts.

General steps for single sign-on
1. Select "Institutional or 
Shibboleth Login" on the website of each e-resource.

2. Select region: Japanese Institution Login (GakuNin)
3. Select institution: Hiroshima University[広島大学]
4. Enter your ID and password to sign on

Please note that not all content is compatible with this service.The 
currently available contents and specific login manuals are as follows.