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Mobile access

HHU students and staff are able to access ULB’s licensed online resources both from home and while on the go.

All other users are unfortunately only able to access these resources at the ULB.

Two options are available to access online resources: either via a VPN connection or by logging into selected publishers’ websites via Shibboleth.

Access via VPN

The university will provide a VPN connection. You need to activate this VPN connection to use ULB’s online resources (databases, e-books, e-journals) while off campus.

See the HHU Wiki for instructions on how to gain access using all of the standard operating systems. There is also an instruction video on how to install the VPN client in Windows.

Please report any issues you encounter in the VPN network: .

Access via Shibboleth

Licensed online resources can also be accessed using the Shibboleth authentication procedure.

Use your uni ID to register and to gain authentication for publishers’ licensed products via Shibboleth. You might need to gain authentication via Shibboleth again when you switch between the websites of different publishers.

Look for the login button on the publisher’s website and select the option “Log in via Shibboleth or Athens”. The name of this login procedure may vary depending on the publisher; it may for example also be called “Shibboleth login”, “Institutional login” or “Login via your institution”.

Select the University of Düsseldorf/Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in the list of universities.

You’ll then be prompted to log in using your uni ID. Please note that personal data is transmitted when using Shibboleth.

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Physics
  • American Physiological Society
  • American Society for Microbiology (über Highwire Press)
  • Annual Reviews
  • Beck e-Library (früher: Vahlen eLibrary)
  • Biochemical Society (Portland Press)
  • BioOne
  • Brepols
  • Brill
  • British Medical Journals
  • Brockhaus
  • Cambridge
  • Clarivate (Web of Science)
  • Duke University Press
  • Ebsco
  • Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Elsevier
  • Emerald
  • Gale
  • GBI Genios (WISO)
  • Hanser eLibrary
  • Highwire Press
  • Hirzel eLibrary
  • Hogrefe
  • Ingenta
  • Institute of Physics
  • John Benjamins
  • Karger
  • Mark Allen Group
  • Mary Ann Liebert
  • Meiner Verlag (Felix Meiner)
  • Microbiology Society
  • MIT Press
  • Mohr Siebeck
  • Munzinger
  • Nature
  • New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
  • Nomos
  • O'Reilly Media Inc.
  • OECD iLibrary
  • OVID
  • Oxford University Press / Journals
  • Oxford University Press / References (Ebooks)
  • Pearson eLibrary
  • Portland Press (Biochemical Society)
  • Preselect.media / Plattform Content Select
  • Project Muse
  • ProQuest
  • RILM / MGG Online
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Sage Publications
  • SIAM
  • Springer
  • Steiner eLibrary
  • Tectum eLibrary
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Thieme
  • utb-studi-e-book
  • Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Walter de Gruyter
  • Web of Science
  • Wiley

It may be that you’re able to gain authentication for a publisher via Shibboleth, but still cannot access the desired medium. In this case, we have not licensed this particular medium.

Please submit an acquisition proposal for e-books. For journal articles, you can request an interlibrary loan.


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