Important Electronic Resources Update!

On Tuesday, August 13, CIS and the University Library are planning a change in the way electronic resources are accessed for on-campus users.  Starting on that date, users who link to electronic resources through the database list (http://library.brown.edu/eresources/) or e-journal list (http://rl3tp7zf5x.search.serialssolutions.com/) on the Library’s homepage will sign in via Shibboleth, the same sign-in method used for Workday and Canvas access.  Shibboleth is a safer, more secure means of user authentication and will assist the Library in meeting its licensing obligations to content providers.

If a user has not logged into Shibboleth that day, he or she will be prompted for their University username and password.  After successful entry, redirection to the desired resource should proceed directly.

At this time, users who get to resources from sites other than the Library’s homepage will not need to log in if they are on campus.  Off-campus access via the VPN client will not change.  Off-campus access without the VPN client already uses a Shibboleth login.

Anyone encountering problems connecting to a resource may contact us at eresources@brown.edu or the CIS help desk at help@brown.edu or by phoning (401)-863-4357.