If you are an ELTE emlpoyee or student, you can access e-books in the online catalog of ELTE libraries, the databases subscribed to by ELTE and the electronic issues of journals (if the subscription includes this) from home.

In order to access the network from home, you need a ceasar-identifier, which can be requested at IIG Ügyfélkapu (Customer Portal), using your NEPTUN identifier (NEPTUN code and password).

As an ELTE student with ceasar identifier, you are able to use the Shibboleth-/eduID identification. After installing the software on your computer, you can also search the databases from home by clicking on the database name in the Collections / Databases menu on the website.

  1. On the opening page of the database, click on the Login or Sign In menu item.
  2. Select Find my institution or Institutional Login or eduID login option.
  3. The institution can be selected in one or two stages. For one-step selection, immediately select the university from the list. In the two-step process, first select the region (listed as Hungarian EduID Federation or Hungarian Research & Education Federation), then ELTE.
  4. After selecting the institution, the ELTE Central login appears, where you can use the database after entering the IIG ID and password.

If the database does not have a Shibboleth/eduID identification, the content can be accessed via a VPN service.

You can also access the content of the e-books in the catalog, in this way, but you can also use the websites, download sites, electronic journals that are accessible from the ELTE network if you have access to them.

As an ELTE employee, whether you are a lecturer, doctoral student, librarian, etc., you can apply for VPN-access. When you are using VPN, your computer will communicate through an ELTE IP address to the outside world.

Requiring a caesar identifier has additional benefits, for example the user - including the student - can get a full value ELTE e-mail address (more information here).

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