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How to access the databases

From the library's discovery tool SöderScholar and our database list you will access our e-books, e-journals and databases in different subjects.

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How to access databases outside of campus

Outside of the SH campus area you will have to login in order to access the library's databases. You can get to the login box either by searching in SöderScholarexternal link, or from the library's database listexternal link. Please note that only students and staff at Södertörn University (SH) and The Swedish Red Cross University College (RKH) are allowed access outside of campus.

Alternative 1: Accessing through SöderScholarexternal link

  • Search in SöderScholarexternal link for the e-book/article/database you are looking for. Open the directory by clicking on the title.
  • Click on the link provided under the headline "View online".
  • A login box will open. Login using your SH account followed by @suni.se or your RKH account, followed by @rkh.se, depending on which university you belong to.

Alternative 2: Accessing through the database listexternal link

  • Browse or search the database listexternal link for the database you wish to access.
  • Click on the database.
  • A login box will open. Login using your SH account followed by @suni.se or your RKH account, followed by @rkh.se, depending on which university you belong to.

At the library or Södertörn University

On the SH campus, you can normally access all the library's databases without logging in.

  • Here's how: Search in SöderScholar external linkor browse for the database you are looking for in the the database listexternal link. Click on the e-book/article/database you wish to access, and you will automatically be taken there.
  • There are some exceptions, where you will have to login even at campus. In that case, just type your SH account followed by @suni.se or your RKH account, followed by @rkh.se, depending on which university you belong to.

Are you a member of the public?

  • If you are not a student or member of staff at SH or RKH you can come to the library's information desk and pickup a guest account, which will allow you to use the library's desktop computers. From any of them you may access most of the databases. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to present valid identification.

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29-05-2019