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Open Athens

PubMed Bookmark

If you would like to bookmark PubMed, please use the following URL:

Any links containing "ezproxy" will not work!

You also have the ability to add the TMC Library button to PubMed articles using a free MyNCBI account. Click here to learn more.

Signing into OpenAthens Using PubMed

OpenAthens is the authentication system used by the TMC Library. You will need to be authenticated by this system in order to access the subscription-based electronic resources.

Click on the PubMed logo on the Core Resources section of the TMC Library website or use this link: Accessing PubMed in this way will set up links to the TMC Library resources in the interface.

You will not immediately be prompted to sign in to OpenAthens when you access PubMed.

Core Resources

Next, conduct your search. Once you have found the citation for an article that you want, click on the Get Full Text @ TMC Library button in the top right corner of the page.

TMC Library button in PubMed

You will be prompted to sign in to Open Athens. You will only need to do this once per browsing session.

If you have already signed into Open Athens previously in the same browsing session (for any TMC Library resource), you will not have to sign in again.

Signing In With Open Athens

When trying to access a database, journal or ebook, you will be presented with 1 of the 2 screens presented here.

Some resources (such as CINAHL and other EBSCO databases) present the user with this screen before selecting an institution:

If you do not see the screen above, skip to the "Choose how to sign in" screenshot below.

You will use the Find your organization side on the right.

Try searching for "Texas Medical Center Library". You should see this option appear below the search field. Click on this suggestion. This will work for almost all of the electronic resources.

If this does not work, try searching for "HAM" or "Houston Academy of Medicine". Once you find and click the Texas Medical Center Library as an organization, a new window will appear.

OpenAthens: Choose how to sign in


Choose the option that is most appropriate for you. Please note that Baylor College of Medicine, UT Health and MD Anderson users do not need to register for Open Athens. The system will use your institutional login to authenticate your access.

If you are a UT user, click the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston option from the menu above. You will be taken to the UTHealth Enterprise login prompt.

UTHealth Enterprise Login

 Sign in using your UTH credentials.

If you have difficulty with your account, contact the UT Help Desk:

(713) 486-4848

If you are a Baylor user, click the Baylor College of Medicine option on the menu above. You will be taken to the BCM Federated login prompt.

Baylor College of Medicine Federated Login

 Sign in using your BCM credentials.

If you have difficulty with your account, contact the BCM Help Desk:


If you are a user from:

  • Houston Community College - Coleman College for Health Sciences
  • Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing
  • Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

click the OpenAthens option at the bottom. Note that users from this group need to fill out the registration form before using Open Athens.

The registration form can be found here: