OpenAthens is a Single Sign-On (SSO) tool subscribed by the Medical Library that allows accessing resources from different vendors by simply using the St. Charles credentials, eliminating the need to have different usernames and passwords for various resources. 

An example: when trying to use our Discovery Power Searcher, use the Institutional login link on the bottom part of the page: 

"Open Athens"

Then, log in with your St. Charles credentials (using

"St. Charles sign in page"


After that, you will be able to use the resource: 

"Discovery Power Searcher"

The same system is in place for our other Ebsco resourcesR2 Digital Library, journals like Annals of Internal Medicine or the New England Journal of Medicine, and the rest of our subscriptions. When trying to get access, always look for a sign-in option called OpenAthens login, Institutional Login, or similar, and follow the prompts. If you are ever asked to select a federation, pick OpenAthens Federation