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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Access to Electronic Resources

This guide explains how to connect to databases and full-text electronic journal articles and books.

OpenAthens -- Login Screens

Sewanee uses OpenAthens to authenticate for remote resources. OpenAthens is an identity and IP-based authentication system that provides access to the library's licensed online resources via single sign-on (SSO) technology. The library began using OpenAthens to authenticate users in January of 2019.

Students, staff, and faculty must log in to access online resources regardless of whether they are on or off campus. The login credentials are the same as the ones used for Banner and campus email. (Leave off from your username.)

Users will only need to authenticate to OpenAthens once per session. An OpenAthens session stays active for up to 8 hours, unless you clear your browser cache and cookies.

Accessing online resources via library links

When you click on a link from the Library website, or from links in the library catalog or TigerSearch, you will see the following login screen.












Current students, faculty and staff

The first sign-in option is linked to the University's single-sign-on system, and you will be taken to this login screen:

Your University login is your email address without, with the password you use for Banner and for your email account.

Other users

The second sign-in option "Login with your Guest OpenAthens account" is for users who do not have a current University single-sign in account: Alumni, retirees, special scholars, etc. It will take you to this login screen:

Enter the username and password that you have been given.

Accessing online resources directly from content provider websites

Sometimes you will see a login screen similar to this, with two columns. Before signing in, always select your institution first.