Access Library eResources

IP address recognition is used by publishers to allow access to their resources. 
Thanks to AUTh's IT 'Network Access' services AUTh community members may access AUTh Library tools and resources from computers in or outside the AUTh campus.

Please follow instructions depending on whether your PC is located inside or outside the campus.  

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection

Users with an internet connection are invited to install and set a VPN - Virtual Private Network (in Greek) client software on their home/personal computer. With the VPN client installed, users' home/personal computers connect to the AUTh network and obtain an AUTh IP address enabling them to access all AUTh and HEAL-Link eResources and services.   

  1. On the Virtual Private Network Access - VPN (in Greek) webpage check the Connection Setup block on the right. Select your PC's operational system 
  2. Download and execute the VPN client on your PC 
  3. After successful download, your PC will have an AUTh IP address, and access to all AUTh Library and HEAL-Link subscriptions will be possible. 

More information regarding VPN by the AUTh IT Center:

Faculty of Health Sciences students holding a med.auth.gr email account may also use the Virtual Private Network offered by the School of Medicine IT department (in Greek).

Remote desktop connection

Instructions for Windows:

  1. In your PC select the following path: Start > All programs > Accessories > Communications / Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. Type rds.it.auth.gr
  3. Type your username pclabs\username (whatevere precedes the @ symbol) and password of your AUTh institutional account (xxx @ xxx.auth.gr)

More information at the 'Remote desktop connection for Windows'  AUTh IT Center webpage.

Instructions for MacOS

HEAL-Link Federation: Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) 

You may use your AUTh institutional account credentials to have full access to some of the HEAL-Link partners. The Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure has been initiated after the successful cooperation between the HEAL-Link staff, the AUTh IT Center staff, and each vendor's IT staff.  

HEAL-LinkHEAL-Link partners participating in AAI (check the Participants>Publishers tab).

Detailed instructions for connecting to each publisher's site using your credentials from AUTh University are displayed in separate pdf files on the right of this webpage. The pdf files are in Greek but they all contain step-by-step images that may help you. 
 

Google Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA)

An initiative by Google and the HighWire Press. When a computer or a person with a Gmail account uses the AUTh network a unique session/token is created. This session/token remains active for 30-60 days depending on the publisher. The 30-60 days that the session/token remains active, you may download articles from publishers'/vendors' site without needing a VPN connection or any other credentials. After the end of the 30-60 days period, you should repeat the procedure.

Detailed instructions

  • Sync using a PC within the AUTh network
    1. Visit AUTh premises with your laptop and connect to the AUTh wireless network (eduroam). Alternatively, connect to the AUTh network using your VPN connection.
    2. Visit Google Scholar.
    3. Activate Library links in Google Scholar to view AUTh and HEAL-Link subscriptions by following this path: Three horizontal lines on the top left part of the webpage > Settings > Account > Signed-in off-campus access links > Save.
    4. Search for anything and open at least one pdf file Image CASA pdf

    The next time you open Google Scholar you will see in the results on the right one or all of the following texts: [pdf] Publisher’s name, Full view. To open the file immediately select the hyperlink [pdf] Publishername. On the page viewing an article you will also see a gray icon at the right bottom of the screen.

  • Sync using Gmail 
    1. Connect to the AUTh network either using a remote desktop connection or your VPN connection. 
    2. Open the Google Chrome browser and login to your Google account. Your profile photo will be displayed on the top right of your browser. 
    3. Visit Google Scholar.
    4. Activate Library links in Google Scholar to view AUTh and HEAL-Link subscriptions by following this path: Three horizontal lines on the top left part of the webpage > Settings > Account > Signed-in off-campus access links > Save.
    5. Search for anything and open at least one pdf file Image CASA pdf


    The next time you open Google Scholar you will see in the results on the right one or all of the following texts: [pdf] Publisher’s name, Full view. To open the file immediately select the hyperlink [pdf] Publishername. On the page viewing an article you will also see a gray icon at the right bottom of the screen. 
    Since the connection is made using your Gmail account, the Google CASA session/token is enabled for every device (presupposed to be connected to your Google account).

 

Publishers/vendors that participate in the Google/Highwire Press CASA initiative (last check on: 25/11/2020)
American Chemical Society (ACS)IEEE
American Institute of Physics (AIP)Optical Society of America
American Physical Society (APS)Oxford University Press
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)Proquest
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)Royal Society of Chemistry
EmeraldSpringer Nature
Elsevier - ScienceDirectTaylor & Francis
 Wiley