Using OpenAthens

University of Huddersfield

Using OpenAthens

Many of the online resources that the University of Huddersfield subscribes to require you to login before you can access them, especially if you're accessing them from off-campus.

The Library recommends that you use Summon or the A to Z List of Resources as these are configured to minimize the number of times you will be prompted to log in.

Some of the resources make use of the eduserv OpenAthens service for authentication and the following is a guide to logging into this service using Science Direct as an example.

The Science Direct site provides a number of login options. If you are on-campus, you can click on "University of Huddersfield Library", otherwise click on the "Sign in" button...

screenshot of Science Direct homepage with sign in button in top right highlighted

...and select the "OpenAthens" option...

Screenshot of Science Direct sign-in page with OpenAthens button highlighted

If you see the following page, branded with the "OpenAthens" logo, search for "Huddersfield" and locate the entry for "University of Huddersfield Library"...

screenshot of OpenAthens sign-in box with organisational sign-in option highlighted

screenshot of OpenAthens sign-in box with Huddersfield listed in organisational sign-in box

You can now log into the University's login page using your normal campus username and password. If you're using your own computer, you can select "remember me" to automatically log in next time...

screenshot of Summon login page

You are now logged into ScienceDirect...

screenshot of Science Direct homepage with login details highlighted in top right

Please note that the University does not subscribe to all the resources which use OpenAthens.

If you run into any problems, the Library E-Resources Team and Library Support Team are here to help you!


web page URL: /pages/usingopenathens/
last updated: Sun 03/Mar/2024