OpenAthens is an authentication “gateway” service that enables Federation University students and staff to access subscribed online content.
You can access content via - QuickSearch, Catalogue or the A-Z Databases or from a web search and then sign in directly from a subscribed publisher platform. Whichever way you prefer, you’ll be able to access Library subscription-based content seamlessly.
OpenAthens allows users to access the library's licensed online resources directly from content provider websites. To access the resource you will need to select sign in with OpenAthens, select your institution/federation from the list eg, Federation University (OpenAthens) and enter your institutional username and password. If you see a generic OpenAthens login page, you may need to search for Federation University (under Find your organsiation) in the search box on the right of the page.
Sign in can vary from publisher to publisher so always ensure you select Federation University (OpenAthens) or OpenAthens Federation. Do not use Australian Access Federation AAF.
Example 1 - Select Federation University (OpenAthens)
Example 2 - Select OpenAthens Federation
Example 3 - Do not use Australian Access Federation (AAF) select OpenAthens Federation
OpenAthens replaces our previous authentication service, Ezproxy, as it offers a more secure, reliable and flexible service reducing frustrations with multiple logins.
Some resources might ask you to select your Federation; choose Federation University (OpenAthens) or OpenAthens Federation.
If you use Google or Google Scholar to access resources look for the login prompt on the database or publisher websites. If Federation University Australia has a subscription and access to the resource look for Federation University Austraila or Federation University (OpenAthens) under Find your institution, click on the link and you will be redirected to the relevant login screen.
Your bookmarks to subscribed resources (books, journals, articles) may no longer work with the change to OpenAthens and the best solution is to create new bookmarks by finding the items via the Library Catalogue or Quicksearch and saving a new bookmark.
If you have previously created a bookshelf or personal account via publisher databases where Federation University has a subscription you may be required to create/save information into your new account. Some resources do have the ability to merge personal accounts.
Ebsco provide details on how to merge personal accounts .
Elsevier provide details on how to add new credentials to existing accounts.
When accessing Proquest Dissertation and Theses via QuickSearch off campus you need to follow these steps. The link from QuickSearch goes to a preview screen. Look for the option says Explore Proquest on the right hand side. Then login through the Log in through your Library option that appears on the top of screen and also on the side of the screen then select Federation University (OpenAthens).