The University of Alberta Library licenses a wide range of electronic journals, e-books indexing and numerical databases from commercial vendors. These licenses restrict use of these resources to current University students, faculty and staff (based on valid student or employee numbers).
This licensing also permits "walk-in" use by the wider community at public catalogue stations within the University Library. Temporary (one day) computing ID's are available at Service Desks, permitting visitors to log into these public stations.
Remote access (from outside the University computing network) to these databases by members of the University community requires login to the Library's proxy server, using a personal Campus Computing ID (CCID). Note that these remote access provisions do not cover other relationships such as guests, research collaborators, or alumni.
External borrower cards provide community users access to our print collections, but do not extend to the use of electronic resources. While special CCIDs are available to some external user groups through Academic Information and Communication Technologies, these ID's are not valid for access to Library resources, since this would violate license agreements.
For more specific license information, follow the links to "Conditions of Use" for individual titles in the Databases Titles List. If you have further questions, please submit them via the attached web form.