Accessing electronic resources the easy way

E-journal viewed on iPadMost people want to do some research or look at an ebook when they are away from the campus at times.  If you will be learning at a distance, you will really need to get stuck into our electronic resources, although we can post things you need out to you – check out all the good things we offer exclusively to distance learners.

Your reading lists are a great place to start, usually they are in Moodle but if not, you can click on the Reading Lists tab on the Library search box and search for your units by code or title.  These get you to what you need to read, often in a single click.  As our distance learners have already begun to tell us, getting into a journal however can be, well, not fun… the other thing.

Our favourite advice is to sidestep all the complicated logging in publishers want you to go through by using the VPN.  The Work anywhere page explains both how to set up your home computer and how to go on to connect to your University network drive or “N-drive”, which is the safest place to back up your assignments.  Once you have done this, you connect at the start of a session and your computer will behave as if it were a University campus computer, giving you access to everything with little or no logging in.

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