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OpenAthens

Information about and tools for using OpenAthens for authorization.

User Accounts and Personalization

Some of the library's online resources require users to create a personal account, for example, to download ebooks for offline access. Other resources allow users to create personal accounts for personalization, such as to save search results or set up alerts.
In some cases, being authorized through OpenAthens automatically creates a personal user account.

EBSCO
The first time you log into EBSCO through OpenAthens, a new My EBSCOhost account linked to your OpenAthens login is created. You do not need to add any personal information to your My EBSCOhost account; the unique OpenAthens identifier associated with your login is sufficient. 
You can choose to decline sharing your data with EBSCO and not establish a new My EBSCOhost account. The only essential service that requires an account is downloading EBSCO ebooks to read offline and you will be prompted to create an account the first time you select to do so. Read more about the data disclosure in this EBSCO support article.
A My EBSCOhost account allows you to download EBSCO ebooks, save searches and results, create alerts, and use the mobile app; some features and services will require you to disclose your email address.
You may already have a My EBSCOhost account. You can merge your old account with your new one in order to preserve saved folders, etc., by following the instructions in this EBSCO FAQ on merging accounts. You will receive an email confirmation once the account merge is complete.

Artstor 
The first time you connect to Artstor through OpenAthens, you will see a request to link your existing account or create a new Artstor account. Note that your Artstor account will also work on JSTOR.

ProQuest Ebook Central
The first time you log into Ebook Central through OpenAthens, a new ProQuest Ebook Central account linked to your OpenAthens login is created. You do not need to add any personal information to your account; the unique OpenAthens identifier associated with your login is sufficient. 
An Ebook Central account allows you to download ebooks for a limited time (depending on publisher restrictions), make annotations, and  create a personal bookshelf.
You may already have an Ebook Central account with items saved to your bookshelf. You can merge your old account with your new one in order to preserve saved items by following the instructions in this ProQuest FAQ on merging bookshelf accounts. Please contact us and provide your previous and current Ebook Central usernames as noted in the FAQ and we can submit a case on your behalf.

Taylor & Francis
When accessing some Taylor & Francis content, you may be asked to indicate your geographic region, opt in or out of marketing communications, and consent to terms and conditions. Once you have provided the required responses and clicked 'Continue', you will land on the platform rather than a specific resource. Then you should return to the catalog record and access the link to the resource again.

Here is a list of some platforms that automatically create a user account via OpenAthens. This list is incomplete and it includes resources to which AU Library does not subscribe.