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Clinical Programme: Information Resources, UWI FMS St. Augustine: Electronic Resources Access

This libguide was prepared for students and staff of the UWI, FMS, St Augustine, MBBS Clinical Programme. It provides information about the services of the Medical Sciences Library that are accessible to Users away from the campus as well as the resources


  Accessing e-Resources Guide (click)

  • How to access e-resources
  • Who can use e-resources
  • Common problems you may encounter
  • Copyright issues with e-resources
  • Request help

Note: Whether you are on campus or off-campus you should be able to discover the library’s e-resources using services available on the library’s website, such as UWILinC, the A-Z listing of databases, the e-books listing, and the library catalogue (OPAC).


UWILinC  use "Sign in" at top right of page for best search results.Login is necessary for access to the Course Reserves service managed by the Library.  


Off-Campus Access

Due to terms and conditions in licensing agreements, access to certain electronic resources (e-resources), are restricted to registered students, current faculty and staff of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.  Off-campus access to most Library subscribed e-resources - e-journals, e-books, databases - is available via our remote authentication service. Students and staff must login to be authenticated to access the resources  remotely.  Note: when you try to access a subscribed resource off-campus, you will be prompted to login to the system.

Remote STUDENT Access

Students can login using their (myeLearning) UWI ID number as the username, and the password is the same as used to login to the portal. Note: from the portal students can click on the UWIlinC button to be taken to the library’s search engine for locating e-resources.

Remote STAFF Access

Staff members need to enable their accounts and reset their passwords. Staff members can request a copy of the instructions to do so. Please note that the password reset must take place when you are logged on to a computer located within the SAUWI campus network domain. Activation will not work from off-campus. Login to the libraries' resources at UWIlinC after account has been enabled and password reset.


On Campus Access

Students, staff and faculty of The UWI, St. Augustine Campus can access the electronic resources from any computer workstation connected to the University's local area  or wireless network i.e. in the Library, Computer Laboratories, Faculty/Department offices and various other locations on the campus. Most subscriptions to these resources are supported by IP authentication. Once you are a member of The UWI and on a computer within the domain, a username and password is not required to access e-resources.


Virtual Private Network (available for staff only)

Staff can access the campus network via the Campus Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. This service requires registration, installation and configuration of software on your computer by Campus IT Services. Please contact Campus IT Services via the Service Desk at or 1-(868)-662-2002 extension 84357.