Open Athens allows you to authenticate your login credentials anywhere on the internet with an Open Athens sign-in. This means that if you have found an article during a Google search, your access can be authenticated at the vendor's website. You will need to locate the sign-in area if you do not go through the TMC Library website.
Every vendor site is unique, but the Sign In or Login option often appears in the top right corner of the screen.
Here we will demonstrate what you need to do to get to the Open Athens sign in prompt. These images are from the vendor Elsevier:
When you click the Sign In link, you will be prompted to enter your login credentials:
Click Open Athens on the right side, under Sign in via your institution.
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.
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.
Sign in using your UTH credentials.
If you have difficulty with your account, contact the UT Help Desk:
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.
Sign in using your BCM credentials.
If you have difficulty with your account, contact the BCM Help Desk:
If you are a user from:
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: https://register.openathens.net/library.tmc.edu/register