Downtime for IEEE Xplore – Friday 7th September



IEEE have been in touch to warn us that they are undertaking scheduled maintenance on Friday 7th September from 7.30pm to 9.30pm BST (or 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET / 6:30 – 8:30 UTC).

This work will cause access issues to IEEE Xplore during this time and the company apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause.

Problems accessing IEEE Xplore and a workaround




We are currently experiencing problems accessing IEEE Xplore. When following the link from our database lists users are being refused access and are seeing the error message: Connection refused by, please try again later.

We apologise for the inconvenience this is causing. We have reported this to the company and are working to identify and problem and put a solution in place.

While this problem is being investigated it is still possible to get access through a different route.

If you are on campus simply go to It will recognise you are on campus and give you access to the database.

If you are off campus please follow these steps:

  • Go to
  • Click Institutional Sign In
  • Click the Shibboleth Symbol
  • Browse or search for Robert Gordon University and then click the link
  • This will take you to an RGU log in screen, log in with your RGU username and password.

You should then be given access to the database.