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These are the methods of authentication available for Informit.

Username and password

  • Log in to Informit.

IP authentication

  • Email your IP address ranges to support.informit@rmit.edu.au. Our Customer Support Team will enter them into Informit Admin.
  • Go to Informit where you will automatically be logged in, as long as your computer’s IP address is part of the range provided.
  • To confirm your PC's IP address is in the range supplied, go to www.informit.org/ip-address-checker.

Referring URL authentication

  • Email your referring URL to support.informit@rmit.edu.au. Our Customer Support Team will enter it into Informit Admin.
  • Link to Informit from that referring URL.
  • You will automatically be logged in, as long as you link from the referring page provided.
  • Your organisation’s nominated administrator must provide the authentication for users to access the referring page in question.
  • This URL should not be publicly available on the Internet. Note: a secure http connection (i.e. https) will not work with referring URLs.

Embedded username and password

  • Link to Informit username=XXXXX; password=YYYYY.
  • Where XXXXX and YYYYY are the Informit username and password for your organisation, users will automatically be logged into Informit.

Barcode authentication

  • Barcode authentication allows remote users of small libraries to access Informit by using their library barcode or member number details.
  • Email the barcode ranges that are unique to your organisation to support.informit@rmit.edu.au.
  • You can link to any Informit search page from your webpage as long as it ends with barcode=true;org=XXXXX

An example is:

       search.informit.org/login;barcode=true;org=XXXXX

where XXXXX is the Informit username for your organisation. You will be logged into Informit, as long as the barcode entered is valid.

Shibboleth authentication

Click the Register link at the top of the Informit EduTV screen and enter your details (Make sure you use your institutional email address and not your private email address). If you would like to subscribe to EduTV, you can request a free trial and quote here.

Click the Register link at the top of the Informit EduTV screen and enter your details (Make sure you use your institutional email address and not your private email address). If you would like to subscribe to EduTV, you can request a free trial and quote here.

Alerts can be created on searches against any alert enabled database and saved on Informit for 3, 6 or 12 months. As new records are added to any database specified in an alert, Informit will automatically email you records that match your saved search query.

For more information, watch the tutorial or see the Creating email alerts how to guide.

Yes. RSS title feeds and table of contents feeds are available for Informit Collections databases.

For more information, watch the tutorial or see the Setting up RSS feeds how to guide.

Average Percentage Watched = (sum of total duration watched by all starts / number of starts X duration of the video ) X (1/100) 

If a video is restarted or parts of it rewatched by using the progress slider during a session, the duration may end up being greater than the total length of the video. This can lead to the Average Percentage Watched being greater than 100%.

Search results can be limited to peer reviewed journals for Informit Collections ONLY. This functionality has changed over time. Currently, the filter must be entered manually.

Example: diabetes AND PRAI=yes PRAI stands for Peer Reviewed Article Indicator.

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These are the methods of authentication available for Informit.

Username and password

  • Log in to Informit.

IP authentication

  • Email your IP address ranges to support.informit@rmit.edu.au. Our Customer Support Team will enter them into Informit Admin.
  • Go to Informit where you will automatically be logged in, as long as your computer’s IP address is part of the range provided.
  • To confirm your PC's IP address is in the range supplied, go to www.informit.org/ip-address-checker.

Referring URL authentication

  • Email your referring URL to support.informit@rmit.edu.au. Our Customer Support Team will enter it into Informit Admin.
  • Link to Informit from that referring URL.
  • You will automatically be logged in, as long as you link from the referring page provided.
  • Your organisation’s nominated administrator must provide the authentication for users to access the referring page in question.
  • This URL should not be publicly available on the Internet. Note: a secure http connection (i.e. https) will not work with referring URLs.

Embedded username and password

  • Link to Informit username=XXXXX; password=YYYYY.
  • Where XXXXX and YYYYY are the Informit username and password for your organisation, users will automatically be logged into Informit.

Barcode authentication

  • Barcode authentication allows remote users of small libraries to access Informit by using their library barcode or member number details.
  • Email the barcode ranges that are unique to your organisation to support.informit@rmit.edu.au.
  • You can link to any Informit search page from your webpage as long as it ends with barcode=true;org=XXXXX

An example is:

       search.informit.org/login;barcode=true;org=XXXXX

where XXXXX is the Informit username for your organisation. You will be logged into Informit, as long as the barcode entered is valid.

Shibboleth authentication

Click the Register link at the top of the Informit EduTV screen and enter your details (Make sure you use your institutional email address and not your private email address). If you would like to subscribe to EduTV, you can request a free trial and quote here.

Click the Register link at the top of the Informit EduTV screen and enter your details (Make sure you use your institutional email address and not your private email address). If you would like to subscribe to EduTV, you can request a free trial and quote here.

Alerts can be created on searches against any alert enabled database and saved on Informit for 3, 6 or 12 months. As new records are added to any database specified in an alert, Informit will automatically email you records that match your saved search query.

For more information, watch the tutorial or see the Creating email alerts how to guide.

Yes. RSS title feeds and table of contents feeds are available for Informit Collections databases.

For more information, watch the tutorial or see the Setting up RSS feeds how to guide.

Average Percentage Watched = (sum of total duration watched by all starts / number of starts X duration of the video ) X (1/100) 

If a video is restarted or parts of it rewatched by using the progress slider during a session, the duration may end up being greater than the total length of the video. This can lead to the Average Percentage Watched being greater than 100%.

Search results can be limited to peer reviewed journals for Informit Collections ONLY. This functionality has changed over time. Currently, the filter must be entered manually.

Example: diabetes AND PRAI=yes PRAI stands for Peer Reviewed Article Indicator.

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