Access to electronic resources
Members of the Charité can access the electronic journals, e-books and databases from PCs and notebooks as well as from smartphones and tablets, independent of location and time.
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Charité computers with a cable-based Internet connection provide full access from all campuses to the electronic resources such as journals, e-books, databases and online learning services of the Medical Library. Non-members of the Charité can use library computers as so-called walk in users.
Using the Charité WLAN eduroam, Charité members can also access the electronic resources of the Medical Library with mobile devices and notebooks.
If you use an eduroam network of another institution, you will not have access to the licensed electronic resources. Due to the close proximity to Humboldt University Berlin facilities, it is possible that your mobile device or laptop may dial into Humboldt University's eduroam on Campus Charité Mitte. In this case you will not be able to access the licensed resources.
The Charité uses OpenVPN to enable access to the Charité network from outside. Via VPN you can use all electronic resources of the Medical Library.
- Application as PDF for download (only on the Charité intranet)
- Listing of the groups of people who can get VPN access to use the online resources.
- Installation instructions and operating requirements
If you are unable to access the electronic resources even though VPN is activated, the proxies in your browser may not be set correctly. Please test your VPN access and consult the proxy user guide if necessary.
The use of VPN on mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones is not possible because operating systems such as iOS, Android etc. are not supported.
Via Shibboleth (What's Shibboleth?) you can authenticate yourself as a member of the Charité with your Charité registration data at various publishers and database providers.
Access via Shibboleth works on mobile devices as well as on PCs and notebooks. In case of access problems it may help to try another browser.
The following resources are currently accessible via Shibboleth:
- BMJ Journals
Login > Log in via your institution > Location > Germany (DFN-AAI) >Institution > Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin > Charité-Anmeldedaten eingeben
- CareLit (Literatur aus den Bereichen Pflege)
Institution aus einer Liste wählen > Wählen Sie Ihre Institution aus… > Charite – Universitaetsmedizin Berlin > Charité-Anmeldedaten eingeben
- DocCom (learning platform for communication in the healthcare sector)
Login > Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin > Enter Charité registration data
- Elsevier (E-Books und Zeitschriften)
Sign in > Other institution > Search for your institution ... > Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin -> Charité-Anmeldedaten eingeben
- Henry Stewart Talks
Login > Login via organization > Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin > Enter Charité registration data
- Ovid (databases Embase, MEDLINE and e-books and journals)
Institutional > Search Institutions > Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin > Enter Charité registration data
- Springer (e-books and magazines)
Sign up / Log in > Log in via Shibboleth or Athens > Find your institution via Shibboleth > Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin > Enter Charité registration data
- Thieme eRef (e-books and journals)
Login > Shibboleth Login > Germany (DFN-AAI) > Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin > Enter Charité registration data
Journal app BrowZine
BrowZine is an app and website that allows you to use the licensed journals of the Charité.
For mobile devices there is an app that allows you to access journals outside the Charité network.