Database login: step by step

The 'Shibboleth' authentication system allows you to use your UWE Bristol username and password to login to most electronic resources provided by the library.

See the trouble logging in FAQ for more information.

Database login

  1. The first time you visit an e-resource, you may see the following screen:
    Athsns 'I'm from UWE' page
    Click the 'I am from the University of the West of England...' link.
  2. You should then see the 'Continue to login' screen:
    Go to the UWE login page
    Follow the 'Go to the University Of The West Of England login page' link.
  3. At the UWE Bristol login screen, enter your UWE Bristol username and password
    (these are the same login details that you use to login to the student network).
    UWE login screen

You should now be directed to your chosen electronic resource.

Alternative login

  1. If you see the following Athens login screen, click the 'Alternative login' link:
    Generic Athens login screen
  2. You should see a 'Select organisation' page:
    Select your institution
    You then need to select 'University of the West of England' from the list of institutions
    (try searching for 'west england' and then clicking the 'University of the West of England' link).
  3. You should then see the 'Continue to login' screen. 
    Click on the 'Go to the University Of The West Of England login page' link.
    Go to the UWE loin page
  4. Enter your UWE Bristol network username and password at the UWE Bristol login screen
    (these are the same as you use to login to the student network).
    UWE login screen

You should now be directed to your chosen electronic resource.

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