Most electronic journals and databases are payable and can only be consulted "on campus"; i.e. when your pc is connected to the UHasselt network.
Via VPN connection (staff), EZproxyserver or institutional login (staff/students/emeriti) these sources can nonetheless be consulted from a distance (f.e. at home, on holiday,...). For fast, one-click access to subscribed and open access articles anytime & anywhere, you can also use 'LibKey Nomad', a very user-friendly browser extension.
Attention: external library users, not connected to Hasselt University as a student, staff or emeritus, do not have external access. Consulting (payable) electronic library sources is only available to them in the reading rooms of the university library.
Accessibility via VPN connection
This option is only available to Hasselt University members of staff. In short, you create a secure connection between your computer and the UHasselt network, and get an IP address in the institution's range. Essentially, the VPN client makes it appear as though you are on campus (i.e. subsequent access to subscription content is via IP authentication).
In order to do so, VPN software first needs to be installed on your UHasselt work laptop. Visit Intranet --> ICT-facilities (CID) --> Download software --> Network.
To connect via VPN, log in to the VPN server with your UHasselt user name and password.
Accessibility via EZproxyserver
This option is available to Hasselt University members of staff, emeriti and students. In short, for external access to (payable) e-sources you are directed automatically via the EZproxyserver.
After clicking the required e-source link on the library website, you are requested to log in with your UHasselt user name and password, and are then able to consult the source the same way as "on campus".
Keep in mind: some databases are never accessible outside Hasselt University campuses, regardless using an EZproxyserver. Consultation from a distance is in these cases not admitted in the contract. For example, this is the case for several legal databases.
Accessibility via institutional login
We always recommend accessing e-sources via the links on the library website. However, it is possible to log in directly to a number of publishing platforms and access the content - licensed by Hasselt University - using the institutional login. One advantage of this method of authentication is that you do not need an EZproxy for off-campus access.
Hasselt University Library has a subscription to LibKey Nomad, a browser extension for fast, one-click access to subscribed and open access articles anytime, anywhere (i.e. on publisher websites, PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, etc.).
The LibKey Nomad browser extension is currently available for Chrome, Firefox and Edge (not for Safari). The extension also focuses exclusively on access to journal articles with a DOI; access to books and/or book chapters are not included in the scope.