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To begin a general search from scratch, start with Library Search (be sure to check the Article+ tab) or find articles in a library database.  

Looking for full text to a particular article?


Access and passwords

On site, you will get automatic access to most articles and eBooks.

Off site (and via WiFi at Shrivenham site), you will need your Cranfield login for full text access.
You have two options:

  • the easiest path is: Library website > Databases A-Z > pick a database > enter your Cranfield login. 

    • The database links will automatically prompt you for your Cranfield login where needed.

  • or, if you prefer to go directly to a particular database (e.g. via Google), look for a login / sign in option, choose ‘Institutional’ or 'OpenAthens' login, and select Cranfield University.

    • See "Offsite access instructions for individual databases" below for step-by-step examples with screenshots.

There are a few resources which require registration or are not available off-site, please see the A-Z Database list for details. 

OpenAthens is the authentication system most of our databases require for full text access. Once you have logged in to a resource via OpenAthens with your Cranfield login, your details will be remembered across many other databases in the same session.

Note: Please do not use the extranet (VPN) as most resources are incompatible. Instead, open a new browser and go directly to the library website.



Offsite access instructions for individual databases

Need help with your Cranfield username or password?

Use the password manager or contact the Cranfield IT service desk.

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