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Library Catalogue

If you are a registered student or member of staff, it is possible to access all online information resources from off-campus. Simply follow the database links from the Library Catalogue and login as directed.  It is essential to login otherwise the service provider will not recognise you as being from NUI Galway.

Google Scholar

If you are using a computer connected to the University network, Google Scholar recognizes your IP address, and sets NUI Galway as your default library preference. If you are off-campus, you must set NUI Galway as your library preference: 

  • On the Google Scholar search page, click on the Scholar Preferences link to open the Preferences page.
  • In the Library Links search box type NUI Galway and click on Find Library. 
  • Check the box next to NUI Galway. 
  • Scroll down the page and click the Save Preferences button. 

Download this handy .pdf guide on Off Campus Access & Google Scholar for assistance setting up Google Scholar to work with the Library's content for better results. 


  • you can set up to two additional library preferences, if you have access to other libraries. 
  • you can also set up a link to download citations to your preferred bibliographic management software, such as EndNote.   


Scopus is the only resource which requires an extra step for off-campus access. This guide can help: Scopus Off-Campus Access

Accessing Resources Directly

If you wish to access resources directly rather than through the Library Catalogue, then add the following in front of the URL of the resource you need:

For example, if you were linking to the journal Nature, whose URL is, type in the URL: ""

This will mean you'll be prompted to login to NUI Galway and so be recognised as an authorised NUI Galway user. You'll need to know your Campus Account Credentials to login. 
If you are experiencing difficulty logging in, please refer to the Campus Account Frequently Asked Questions.

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