Library

Services

Off-campus access

School VPN


What: In accordance with the publishers licenses, the full-texts of the Library online resources are available only through the School network. A VPN connection (Virtual Private Network) is available to allow affiliated members to access resources from home. You can find the quick link in the Library homepage (Off-campus access).

Who: The service is provided to all affiliated members with a Sant’Anna School account.

How: To use the VPN, you must first install the Netscaler Gateway plug-in on your device. The procedure is very simple, just follow the Windows or Mac instructions (by the ICT Services). Once installed, go to https://vpn.santannapisa.it, and log in with your School account: n.surname + password or, for Guest account, gXXXXX + password. Open a new tab and browse resources from the Library homepage.

Through the VPN connections you can get from home almost all the resources licensed by the Library: for some contents there may be technical incompatibilities.

 Shibboleth


What: You may get visualizing problems accessing some databases through the VPN. To fix it, a Shibboleth access is available with your School credentials (what’s Shibboleth).

Who: The service is provided to all affiliated members with a Sant’Anna School account name.surname; Guest account are not enabled.

How:  Shibboleth access may slightly change between different databases, but you can broadly follow these steps:

  • Open the database and click on “Login/Sign in”
  • Select the institutional access, as “Institutional/Shibboleth login”, “Login via your Institution” or similar
  • From the drop-down menu, select the Italian federation “Italy – IDEM/GARR” and the name of our institution “Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna”
  • Now login with your School account and browse the resource

Shibboleth access is available for these databases: ACS, IEEE Xplore, Oxford Journals, Science Direct, Scopus, SpringerLink, Wiley.

Institutional email


What: You can sign in with your institution credentials and access ScienceDirect and Scopus from anywhere.

Who: This option is available to all affiliated members with a Sant’Anna School account name.surname; Guest account are not enabled.

How: Follow the instructions attached here.