OpenAthens

Tips for off campus access to online resources

Many publishers are adding alternatives to access online resources, and we just want to provide a few tips to help you figure all of this out:

  • To log into electronic resources off campus, you can use either your LSU Health New Orleans full e-mail address and password or a Library barcode and PIN
  • All links to resources on the Library’s site are formatted to ask you to log in when needed; this is the preferred way to get to all of our resources
  • Many of our online resources support logging in directly at the site using OpenAthens; a list of OpenAthens-native resources is available here
  • Some publishers are now offering alternate ways to verify you have access to their content
    • If you are asked to select a federation to find an institution please remember we are part of the OpenAthens Federation
      • We are listed as LSU Health Sciences Center Library with OpenAthens
  • If you are searching for articles, LibKey Nomad is a tremendous help to get you to both subscribed and free articles
    • It works with many publishers’ sites and makes getting to articles from PubMed very easy
    • It will ask you to log in when you needed to access articles
    • More information can be found on the LibKey Nomad section of our BrowZine LibGuide

We are here to help you navigate the often confusing world of electronic resources, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help!

All e-resources available from anywhere!

This is just a reminder that all Library electronic resources are available off-campus. We have many walkthroughs that will help you log in wherever you might be:

  • Off-Campus Access: basic information about accessing resources
  • Off Campus LibGuide: includes tips to make logging in easier as well as information for those at hospitals and clinics
  • OpenAthens LibGuide: everything you need to know about logging in with your LSUHSC-NO e-mail account
  • Video Tutorials: step-by-step walkthoughs on logging in from off-campus, along with tips on using many of our resources

Know that we are here for you, so if you need any help please contact us.

New off campus login page

If you tried to log in today to any Library resources from off campus, you will hopefully have noticed that the page looks a little different:

Screenshot of page with login options

The link to log in via OpenAthens using your LSUHSC-NO e-mail and password is more prominent. If you would prefer to log in using your Library barcode and PIN, click the green bar to expand that option:

Screenshot of barcode and PIN login

If you need help with changing your password, PIN, or anything else, click on the blue Help bar and various options for assistance will appear:

Screenshot of Help options

More information about off campus access can be found in a number of places. We have a page with information including a video to help, along with LibGuides about OpenAthens and off campus access. If you have any questions about this or any other Library services, please contact us.

OpenAthens off-campus log in now available!

We are happy to announce that the Libraries now offer OpenAthens as an alternate way to get to resources when off-campus. With OpenAthens you can use your LSUHSC-NO e-mail address and current password to log in.

This new way to log in works with all Library resources. You will probably first see the option when going through a link from the Library’s web page or the Library catalog. The EZproxy log in page has changed to provide the ability to use OpenAthens:

From there you will see the LSU Health New Orleans log in page that you may be familiar with from webmail or Office 365:

Be sure to enter your complete LSUHSC-NO e-mail address (including the @lsuhsc.edu). Once you’ve done this, you will be logged into both the OpenAthens and EZproxy systems, so any Library link you follow that requires off-campus authentication should work with no trouble.

Another feature of OpenAthens is the ability to log in directly at a number of database, ebook, and journal sites. We’ve noticed that many of you have already discovered this option, but one thing to keep in mind is that not all publishers or sites support logging in through OpenAthens. We have a list of sites that support OpenAthens here.

If you have trouble using Library resources with OpenAthens, you may be having issues with your LSUHSC-NO password and/or account. You can use the LSUHSC-NO password change page or you may need to contact the Help Desk or your local computer supporter if you need more assistance with your account.

EZproxy is still available as a way to use Library resources. If you are affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans but are not assigned an LSUHSC-NO e-mail address, you may still be eligible for Library privileges. In those cases, you will need to use a Library-issued barcode and your PIN to use our resources.

More information about logging in off-campus is available via our new Off-Campus page: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/offcampus.aspx. There is also a new OpenAthens LibGuide that provides more information about this service: https://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/openathens.

For those who are in the hospitals and clinics, we understand that you deal with more hurdles than anyone, and OpenAthens may make your search for and use of resources a little easier. One example of this may be if you are having troubles accessing an article, it might be easier to log in at the journal’s site (if it supports OpenAthens) and get the article in a more direct way.

If you need any help with this new service or any other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.