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Information about accessing and using library resources.

Accessing Content Directly From Publisher Websites

If you get to an article without going through the library website (ie from an email or Google Scholar), some publishers allow you to sign in using OpenAthens without the need to go back to the library website for access.

  • You can do this if the login screen has a login with OpenAthens option.
    • Every publisher is different. Here is an example from ScienceDirect:

OpenAthens must be an option on the login screen

  • Select OpenAthens
    • If prompted for a Federation, choose OpenAthens Federation
  • Search for and select Upstate Medical University - SUNY
  • Sign in as described on the Accessing Resources tab.