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Wherever you’re going to be over the summer, our online resources and other services can help you keep studying. Here are three quick steps to consider before you leave SGUL to make this as straightforward as possible.

  1. Reset your SGUL password
  2. Bring books to the library to renew
  3. Register to study in a library near you

1. Reset your SGUL password

With your SGUL login and password, you can use our journals and e-books, and online resources such as Acland’s Anatomy from anywhere with internet access.

We recommend you reset your password before you leave as this ensures you won’t need to change it again for 3 months.

If your password expires or you’ve forgotten your password, you can usually reset it from offsite. Note: you must have already set up an external email address and if you don’t receive the reset link, check your junk mail folder.

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For a refresher on finding online resources, have a look at our Hunter FAQs.
We also have step by step guide to accessing e-resources from offsite [PDF].

2. Bring books to the Library to renew

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Return and reissue your books to extend your renewal limit

If you’re borrowing items over the summer, it’s a good idea to bring them into the Library so you can return and reissue them on our self-service machines.

Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to renew any unreserved items a further 10 times online by logging into your library account.  This requires entering the 10-digit number under the barcode on your SGUL card, so you may want to note this number down before you go away.

3. Register to study in a library near you

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SGUL Library is a member of the SCONUL scheme, which allows our users reference access to around 170 other university libraries across the UK and Ireland. Postgraduates may also get limited borrowing rights in some cases.

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To use the scheme,  follow the steps on the SCONUL Access page. Within a few days, and provided there are no fines on your Library account, you’ll receive an email from us which you can take to your chosen library along with your SGUL ID card to apply for access.

Like SGUL, many academic institutions in the UK and worldwide use Eduroam for WiFi. If  you are near a university and have WiFi enabled on phone or laptop, you should immediately pick up the network. If you are using Eduroam for the first  time, remember to enter your full SGUL username (including @sgul.ac.uk) and password.

Finally, if you’re staying a bit closer to St George’s over the summer, our Summer Sites blog series has information about medical and other libraries you can visit in London, as well as some nearby attractions. Note: double check with the libraries for their opening hours before visiting.

Our website library.sgul.ac.uk is a great jumping off point for accessing the services and resources mentioned in this post.

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Resources you can access offsite

If you cannot make it in to St George’s Library over the summer, there are still many resources that you can access from a computer with internet access (logins may be required).

You can:

These resources are available to you all through the year.

Last year we also ran a ‘Summer Sites’ series  featuring interesting Libraries and Institutions that are linked with medicine or healthcare studies and research which you can visit. They may have useful study resources, fascinating museum displays or be housed in historic buildings. Included in the posts were details of nearby sights and attractions and we will suggest places where you can get a good snack, meal or cup of coffee to fuel your day*. We hope these will encourage you to go out and enjoy London this summer too.

*some details may be out of date, please always check details with the library or institution you intend to visit. Where available we have provide contact details and website URLs.

Online resources that you can access offsite

If you cannot make it in to St George’s Library over the summer, there are still many resources that you can access from a computer with internet access (logins may be required).

You can:

These resources are available to you all through the year.

*Resolved* Problems with offsite access to Ovid SP, EBSCO and Refworks

*Update 2* Issues with offsite access should now be resolved.

We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with offsite access to Ovid SP, EBSCO and Refworks. Other online resources may be affected. This problem has been logged and we hope that it will be resolved soon.

*Update* We believe this may be a problem with Shibboleth so any e-resources requiring Shibboleth authentication could be at risk.

 

St George’s new email client – Outlook 365

SGUL has moved to Outlook 365 as our email platform so we’ve compiled some information about how to access your account and what to do if you have multiple Outlook 365 accounts.

Accessing your email

If you are onsite, our quick link at the bottom of the Library homepage will take you straight through to your email account without the need to log in.

If you are offsite you can still use the quick link on our homepage. It will direct you to a login page where you should enter your SGUL email address and password to access your email.

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What to do if you have multiple Outlook 365 accounts

Some of you may have realised that you use the Outlook 365 email platform for other email accounts, such as other institutional emails or perhaps a personal account.

To access alternative email accounts that use Outlook 365, both onsite and offsite, you can visit https://outlook.office365.com/owa/. You will need to enter the email address you wish to access in full e.g. mxxxxxxxx@sgul.ac.uk or kxxxxxxxx@hscs.sgul.ac.uk and Outlook will identify the right login profile. At this point you could be redirected to a specific login page or the page may remain the same, in which case enter the associated password to gain access to that account.

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If you are already signed in to an Outlook 365 email account you may find that it keeps redirecting you to this account, rather than letting you sign into your alternative account. If this occurs, you should completely close the browser and re-open it before attempting to log in.

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We recommend that you use Firefox where possible to log in to Outlook 365, especially if you are attempting to access alternative email accounts whilst on site.