Research Pass: user guide

How to access content through Research Pass

1 Visit Emerald Insight

Go to Insight. This is where you can browse all our journal and book content. If you have been given an Organization Access Number to access Research Pass, or if you wish to save your searches or register for alerts, you can also register a personal profile or sign in to your account. Otherwise, you will be authenticated according to your institution's preferred access methods (IP or Shibboleth/OpenAthens credentials).

Emerald insight home screen with search bar

2 Carry out a search

Type your query into the search field and press Enter or click the magnifying glass icon.

Alternatively click on Advanced search to specify a particular format such as journal article or book part (chapter), and narrow your search by year of publication.

Advanced search

3 Use your token

When you’ve found a piece of content you want to view or download, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the ‘Use a token’ button if you’re logged in or IP authenticated, if not click Login and use your Open Athens, Shibboleth or Emerald account details. Once you have used a token to access a piece of content, that content will also be freely available to other members of your organisation for 24 hours.

Research Pass tokens