Problem Report: Primo and Ebrary

There are currently problems logging into Primo and Ebrary, and other Shibboleth authenticated resources. We are aware of the problems and IT Services staff are investigating as a matter of urgency. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant (Schools of Law and Business)

Improved off-campus access: Lyell Collection

We now have Shibboleth access to the Geological Society’s Lyell Collection of full text journals and other publications. No more worries associated with setting the proxy on your browser for this when you are off-campus! The Collection is available at

  • Use the Sign In by User Name/Password option on the home page
  • Click on the Login via your Institution option
  • Ensure that UK Access Management Federation is selected
  • Select University of Aberdeen at the Institution drop-down menu
  • Type in your university computer username and password


Susan McCourt,

Database reminder: CrossFire and Reaxys

Access to the specialised chemical CrossFire database service will end at midnight on 31 December 2010. Anyone trying to access the CrossFire service after that date will be re-directed to the replacement Reaxys service.

Reaxys is available at To access Reaxys from off-campus you must set a proxy on your web browser. Some progress is being made on providing a Shibboleth/Institution login but an activation date for this has not yet been confirmed.
Susan McCourt,