Q. If I subscribe to OpenAthens will I automatically get access to e-resources such as EBSCO databases, Elsevier journals or Science Direct?


No. OpenAthens is a “gateway” service that makes accessing publisher content easier and more consistent for users, but it does not include any content of its own. Your organization will need to negotiate and sign separate agreements with Publishers or Subscription Agents.  It’s like buying a TV; it won’t give you access to paid-for Sky TV channels; you will need a Sky Subscription as well to get these services.

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