How To Use OpenAthens

How do I sign in to access the Libraries subscribed e-resources content via OpenAthens?
Whether you prefer to start your research from the Libraries website, a Google search, or directly from a publisher’s website, authenticating to the Libraries subscribed e-resources is streamlined to work with your FAUNetID and password both on and off-campus.

Option 1

If you are accessing an e-resource from the Libraries website, you will see a login request like the one below:

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After selecting “Florida Atlantic University,” you will be prompted to sign in with your FAUNetID and password.

Option 2

If you are accessing the Libraries subscribed e-resources content after performing a Google search or going to the publisher’s website directly, you may see a login request like the one below:

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After typing “Florida Atlantic University” to find your institution, follow the prompts to sign in with your FAUNetID and password. 

What will happen if there are still some e-resources links on the Libraries website or in Canvas that have not been setup to authenticate via OpenAthens by the GoLive date?

Almost all of the FAU Libraries e-resources will be setup to authenticate via OpenAthens by the GoLive date of 11/12/20.  Any remaining links on the Libraries website or in Canvas that have not been updated yet will still be accessible via EZproxy which will be running simultaneously for some time for this very reason.  Therefore, you should not encounter any broken e-resources links on the Libraries website or in Canvas during this transition period. 

The Libraries faculty liaisons will work closely with faculty in all of the colleges to provide information on how to update their e-resources links in Canvas to authenticate via OpenAthens. 

Where do I go to get my OpenAthens questions answered?
The Libraries faculty liaisons will be reaching out to the colleges in the coming weeks with information on how to update e-resources links in Canvas to authenticate via OpenAthens.  If you have any other questions about OpenAthens at this time, please reach out to the Libraries here.

Last modified at 11/06/2020 - 07:22 AM