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E-resources FAQs



Lyell Collection access problems

Offsite access to Lyell Collection journals is not administered by the Library. If you do not know your username or password, go to the Lyell Collection: Forgot Your User Name and/or Password page and follow the instructions. Please see the Lyell Collection FAQs for further assistance.

Journal of Micropalaeontology

Online access to Journal of Micropalaeontology is not administered by the Library. Access instructions for members of the Micropalaeontology Society can be found on the subscription rates page. Athens authentication is not currently available.

Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society online access

Online access to Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society is not administered by the Library. Access instructions for members of the Yorkshire Geological Society can be found on the subscription rates page. Athens authentication is not currently available.

Scottish Journal of Geology online access

Online access to Scottish journal of geology is not administered by the Library. Access instructions for members of the Geological Society of Glasgow and the Edinburgh Geological Society can be found on the subscription rates page. Athens authentication is not currently available.

Forgotten Athens passwords

Go to MyAthens Login Help on the Athens website and follow the instructions for forgotten passwords, or ask the Serials Librarian for a new password.

Login not working

Passwords are case sensitive. Is the caps lock on?

Are you using the right username/password fields? The correct point to enter Athens logins is always prominently labelled as an Athens Authentication point.
  1. For Cambridge Journals click on “log in” in the top right hand corner, click on the “Institutional log in” button, then click on ‘Athens login page’. This will take you to an Athens Authentication Point where you can enter your Athens login.

  2. For ICE Virtual Library click on “Sign-in via Athens” on the right hand side. This will take you to an Athens Authentication Point where you can enter your Athens login.

  3. For Ingentaconnect click on “sign in” on the right hand side, ignore the username and password boxes that appear and click on “Athens sign in”. This will take you to an Athens Authentication Point where you can enter your Athens login.

  4. For JSTOR click on “login” on the top right hand side beside the JSTOR logo, ignore the “MyJSTOR” username and password boxes and enter Geological Society of London in the “Search by Institution Name” box and click on the “SEARCH” button. “Geological Society of London” will appear around the middle of the screen. Click on the “login” link next to it and this will take you to an Athens Authentication Point.

  5. For Maney Online click on “sign in”, ignore the username and password boxes that appear and click on “login via your institution”. Select OpenAthens Federation from the dropdown list, and then click on “Geological Society of London”. This will take you to an Athens login page.

  6. For Nature click on “login” on the top right side, ignore the username and password boxes that appear and click on “login via Athens”. This will take you to an Athens login page.

  7. For Oxford Journals click on “Sign in”, ignore the username and password boxes that appear and click on “Login via Athens or your institution”, then click on “Sign in via Athens”. This will take you to an Athens Authentication Point.

  8. For ScienceDirect click on "Sign in", ignore the username and password boxes that appear and click on "OpenAthens login". This will take you to an OpenAthens Authentication Point where you can enter your Athens login.

  9. For SpringerLink click on "log in", click on "Institutional/Athens Log In". Then select "The Geological Society" from the “select your institution” list under “Log in via Athens” and click on "Proceed to Athens" and this will take you to an Athens Authentication Point where you can enter your Athens login.

  10. For Taylor and Francis click on “Sign In” at the top of the screen, ignore the username and password boxes that appear and click on the “sign in via Athens” link on their right hand side. This will take you to an Athens Authentication Point where you can enter your Athens login.

  11. For Wiley Online Library click on “Login/Register”, ignore the username and password boxes that appear and click on “Institutional login”, then click on “OpenAthens” and this will take you to an Athens Authentication Point where you can enter your Athens login.
If the problem persists, contact the Serials Librarian with details of what you did and what the results were.

Full text access not working

We might not have offsite access to that particular issue. If the Notes field of the journal's Library catalogue record says we do have offsite access to this issue, send details of the problem to the Serials Librarian for further investigation.