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OpenAthens

A new authentication system for online resources.

OpenAthens Link Generator

Linking to Library Resources

 

OpenAthens offers a tool to generate your links:

 

https://go.openathens.net/generate/tulane.edu/71570765

 

Open Athens link generator interface

Manually Update Your Links

 

For the switch to OpenAthens, if you have a proxied link you will need to update it.

Look for this string at the beginning of your URL:

 

 

ProQuest

If the link following the proxy string begins with http://search.proquest.com, remove the proxy string.

Example starting URL:

 

Becomes:

Gale

If the link following the proxy string begins with http://infotrac.galegroup.com, remove the proxy string.

Example starting URL:

 

Becomes:

EBSCO

If the link following the proxy log on begins with http://search.ebscohost.com

Step 1: Remove the proxy string.

Example starting URL:

 

Remove proxy:

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=web&defaultdb=27h

 

Step 2:  Add &authtype=ip,shib&custid=s8978822” to the end of the URL.

The link above becomes:

 

All Other Links

For all other URLs that contain the proxy string, replace the proxy string with the new OpenAthens string: 

 

Example starting URL:

Becomes:

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