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Free Textbooks and Other Resources in Response to Covid-19: Help with Remote Access

If you have trouble accessing resources remotely, please see instructions listed from publishers/vendors. Contact our subject librarians about resources needed to support remote learning and work at Northwestern.

Remote Access Instructions

  • IEEE: if you have difficulty with access remotely, please contact IEEE for a temporary access credential.
  • IOP Publishing: instructions to get remote access to journals and ebooks on IOPscience, without using campus IP addresses or VPN's
  • SIAM: offer unlimited simultaneous users via VPN or proxy; other remote access options include Shibboleth, access tokens and Google Scholar’s CASA (Campus Activated Subscriber Access). If you have any remote access needs, please contact us at

Please note: The guide is for information only; the Northwestern Libraries do not have the ability to set or influence the terms and conditions of these free-access offers.