How do I get an OpenAthens account?

Learners or researchers, you will need to speak to the library or information management team at your organization about access to online journals and databases.

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How do I get an OpenAthens account flow diagram.
Flow diagram starts with the first question:
1. Do you have an OpenAthens account?
If you answer yes to question one, you need to contact  your library or your information manager for help.
If you answer no, move to question two.
2. Are you a student, member of a library, a researcher, or a member of the NHS?
If you answer yes to question two, you need to contact  your library or your information manager for help.
If you answer no to question two, unfortunately we can't help. OpenAthens does not offer individual subscription.

Do you work for the NHS?

If you work for NHS England you can access online resources using your OpenAthens account. To apply for an account, first, check if you are eligible. Then complete the NHS England form. When you have your OpenAthens login details, use this login page to access NHS England resources. Need more help? Contact your NHS England OpenAthens administrator.

 

If you work for the NHS in other areas of the UK, please contact them specifically about access to online content; Northern IrelandScotland, and Wales.

Register with NHS England

Would you like to contact your organization?

If you have an OpenAthens account and you’re having problems logging in, search for your organization’s administrator and contact them for help.

Find my organization

E-resource requests

OpenAthens does not supply e-resources/articles. We are an identity and access management system providing single sign-on to organizations that already have digital subscriptions in place. If you are looking for access to a specific journal, you may want to contact the publisher as some may offer an individual-level subscription.