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Center for Health Evidence: OpenAthens (Offsite Access)

What is OpenAthens? 


OpenAthens provides a portal for accessing all the library's resources remotely with one username and password. You can access resources from within the OpenAthens portal or log in any time you see the MyAthens, OpenAthens, or Athens login option (dependent on whether or not the library subscribes to the journal/resource). 

How do I get an OpenAthens Account?

  1. Register using our online form here:
  2. Complete the online registration form. A librarian will set up an account for you within 24 hours of registering. 
  3. Respond to the e-mail that comes from OpenAthens to create a password and activate your account
  4. Sign in to your account with username and password: 

What if I have a problem with my OpenAthens Account?

If you have a problem with your OpenAthens Account you can contact us. Or reset your password by clicking on the Problems Signing In Link from the OpenAthens sign-in page.

What benefits do I get if I register for OpenAthens?

An OpenAthens Account gives you remote access to our subscribed databases, e-journals, and e-books. Access our resources from anywhere at any time.

How do I use my OpenAthens Account?

Enter your OpenAthens username and password before accessing our resources from offsite, or when prompted, to view the full text of journal articles or eBooks.

How long does my OpenAthens account last?

You are registered initially for one year. Your account can be renewed and will remain valid as long as you are affiliated with or an employee of Huntington Hospital. 

Recent Changes to OpenAthens

The user interface for OpenAthens has changed. The resource list is no longer available when you log into the platform. 

How do I find and log in to subscribed library resources?

Here are 2 ways:

#1 From your OpenAthens Account Page

  • Use Ovid Discovery to search our entire library of resources in one go. Click on the green Ovid Discovery button to start. Since you are already logged into your OpenAthens account you can connect to the available full-text resources automatically when you click on a reference from the search results list. Your OpenAthens login credentials are saved in your browser cookies.


#2 Directly from the resource's log-in page

  • Log in to a resource's website directly using your OpenAthens login from the sign-in area. Look for the sign-in via the OpenAthens/Athens/MyAthens option.

Example #1 Access Medicine

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Example #2 UpToDate

How do I use BrowZine and OpenAthens to browse our current online journal subscriptions?

​Use OpenAthens to create your BrowZine account to browse, read and follow top clinical journals from a mobile device. Download the BrowZine app, choose Library  > Huntington Hospital > enter your OpenAthens username and password. To create a personal account, which will allow you to save articles, tap on MyBookshelf and follow the on-screen instructions to sign up for a personal account (username & password can be the same as or different from your OpenAthens). For tutorials and more information, visit our Browzine Help Page