The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 is being felt by all of us, globally. With social distancing becoming a necessary method to ensure our safety, it is important that we can all remain as connected as possible. 


Even if your university is closed, researchers and students can continue to access Emerald Insight by using your institution's remote login details. As a first option, we recommend starting your research via your institutional library website where you will be passed through to Emerald Insight using whatever authentication method the library has chosen for use. 

Otherwise, to log in using your shibboleth details, please go to our login page and use the 'Find your institution' search bar to locate your institution:

Once you have located your institution, a secondary login box will appear on the right-hand side of your screen, so that you can log in via your Shibboleth/OpenAthens profile at the institution itself:

Problems accessing remotely? 

My institution doesn't appear in the search bar
If you have followed the above process and have not been able to locate your institution this might indicate that we have not been advised to activate Shibboleth on behalf of your institution. Please ask your library to contact Emerald Customer Support for assistance.

My student log in doesn't work

If your login details don't work, we would advise you to contact your University/institution librarian who should be able to test your login details. Your librarian will also be able to tell you which journals/books you can access as a member of the University/institution.

Not able to access using Shibboleth/OpenAthens? 

Speak to your Student Liaison/Support Services Librarian – they will have options for remote access and they will be able to assist you with working remotely. 

User guides

Our search guides will help you gain the most from our platform and will help to ensure that your results are accessible via your university's subscriptions:-


Free content related to COVID-19 and the management of epidemics  

We have collated research related to COVID-19 and management of epidemics and made it freely available here. 


We’re funding the APCs on research related to coronavirus! 

As the Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak continues to spread, we want to help researchers disseminate timely and relevant findings which will benefit all of society. With this in mind we are launching a publishing fund of £20,000 to cover the APCs for research published on Emerald Open Research related to the outbreak and similar healthcare emergencies. Submit your research here.