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Accessing online resources from off campus

Current Simon Fraser University students, faculty and staff can access most of the Library's online subscription resources from anywhere via an internet connection. When off campus, you will need to authenticate with your SFU Computing ID and password to get access to journal articles, databases, ebooks and other online resources. 

Main search portals

Library Search: SFU Library's main search engine. Use it to find books, articles, journals, databases, media, course reserves, guides to research & learning, Library information, and help.

Library Catalogue: Use the SFU Library Catalogue online resources only search to find electronic books, articles, films, government documents, journals, newspapers, maps, and other media in the Library's collection. View the Library Catalogue Search guide for tips and tricks. 

Other tools and links

LibKey Nomad: Install LibKey Nomad, a browser extension.  LibKey Nomad connects you to SFU Library subscription and open access, full text articles. Choose Simon Fraser University as your institution. 

SFU Library Off-Campus Bookmarklet: Use the Library's Off-Campus Bookmarklet to access SFU licensed online resources from most web browsers without coming in through the Library's website.

Google Scholar: Set up Google Scholar to remotely access SFU Library licensed resources.

  1. Go to the Google Scholar Settings and click on Library links. Search for Simon Fraser and choose 'Simon Fraser University - Get@SFU' and Save.
  2. Then go back to the Settings and click on "Account" and enable 'Signed-in off-campus access links', which lets you take your library subscriptions with you whether on campus or not. 
  3. To access the full text of articles select the title or Get@SFU. If prompted to log in, use your SFU Computing ID and password.