What does ‘remote access to database’ mean?
‘Remote access to database’ means that the university library’s paid databases (article databases such as JSTOR and EBSCO, MOT Dictionary and Oxford English Dictionary Online, etc.) are accessible outside the university’s premises, such as at home or from abroad, by using the EZproxy server. Remote access is granted with the Uniarts login information.
Who can use remote access to database?
The library’s remote access service is meant for the University of the Arts Helsinki’s staff and students, and it requires a valid Uniarts login username.
How do I access the database?
Remote access via the Databases page
Remote access to the databases is granted directly through the library’s databases list’s hyperlinks. The same hyperlinks can also be used to access databases both within the university’s internal web (at different university buildings) and for remote use. Remote access for home use will be granted with university login information. After signing in, you will have access to the databases. Accessing the database within the university’s internal web will direct you straight to the databases. Remote access works on all browsers, and no settings need to be changed. Allow cookies, if necessary.
Remote access via Arsca
You can access electronic materials through Arsca remotely almost as easily as from the Uniarts network. All you need to do is to log in to Arsca with your Uniarts credentials (haka login). By logging in you can get more search results from electronic content and you'll be able to access available content without further logins. You can get more information here.
You can read e-books on your browser, but they are also available for download in PDF or EPUB formats. Most of the e-books available via EBSCO and Ebook Central are DRM-restricted: to download them, you need a personal Adobe ID and a book reader software. Signing up for an Adobe ID and downloading required software is free of charge. Adobe ID is used to authorize your device, and to sync e-books between your devices. You only have to authorize your devices once.
2. Download the relevant app or software for your device,
3. And authorize it with your Adobe ID.
3.1 Adobe Digital Editions: Choose Help > Authorize computer:
3.2 Adobe Digital Editions: Log in with your Adobe ID:
3.3 Adobe Digital Editions: you are now ready to read DRM-restricted books on your computer:
4. DRM-restricted e-books that you open in Adobe Digital Editions are downloaded as ACSM files (strictly speaking ACSM file is a link or a token which is used to download e-books from Adobe’s server). Your computer might not “know” which program to open the file with, so you may have to locate ADE from your computer. Usually it’s located in Program Files (x86) (see image below).
You must create a separate account to EBSCO in order to download DRM-restricted e-books on EBSCO's platform.