Accessing databases off campus: Use the new Oxlip+ service as an alternative to VPN

By | 5 August 2008

By Angela Carritt

The Library Service now has a brand new way of accessing online resources: Oxlip+    This new service will allow you to access all legal databases (including Westlaw and Lexis) from off campus without using the VPN.  All you will need is your Oxford single sign on (webmail) username and password.

Please note – if you prefer to continue using the VPN and/or Westlaw password over the summer you are welcome to do so.

To use the new system go to   

1.  First log in to Oxlip+ (top right corner):

 2.  You will be prompted to enter you Oxford Single Sign on username and password (this is the same as your Oxford webmail username and password).  Once you have entered these successfully click “continue to” (this is the only option!).

3.  You will now be taken back to Oxlip+.  Enter the name of the database you wish to use in the search box and click “Go”. You will now be taken to the database.

Choosing a database

Choosing a database

4.  Alternatively to browse a list of legal resources click “subject” and choose Law.

Need journals?  You should continue to use Oxford University e-Journals to access online journals. If you are off campus you will be prompted for your single sign on details after you have selected a journal.

The new Oxlip+ service is in beta.  We hope you will find it easy to use and convenient but if you do have problems or suggestions please contact us

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