Off-Site Access to Electronic Resources

Anytime, anywhere! Did you know you can access the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives’ subscription-based electronic resources such as e-journals, e-books, and databases while working off-site without logging in via or the VPN? Follow three easy steps to access e-resources from anywhere:
  1. Start from the Libraries and Archives’ Research Tools page.
  2. Find what you’re looking for via OneSearch search results or on the E-journals, E-books, and Databases page.
  3. Land on the SI network login page and enter your SI email address and password, once for each browser session.

The most important step: Start your research on the Research Tools page. Going directly to an e-journal or database website or using browser bookmarks won’t prompt the SI network login.

Google Scholar tip: If you ever used Google Scholar when working on-site, you may have noticed direct links to items available via Smithsonian Libraries and Archives’ e-resources. This same easy linking is available when off-site, simply follow the above steps and open Google Scholar from the E-journals, E-books, and Databases. You will receive the same network login prompt and online access to our subscriptions.

Want to learn more about using the Libraries and Archives? Live and recorded trainings are available on Training Opportunities (SI staff).

Questions? Contact Us.

Last Updated April 26, 2021