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Accessing UH Library Resources from off-campus and Athens accounts

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Access to Library resources from off campus

What is an Athens account? 

Using Athens to access UH library resources 

 

Access to Library resources from off campus

To access UH online services (including e-books, e-journals, and information databases) from off-campus, or via a wireless connection on campus 

Always login to StudyNetfirst, then:  

  • Click on Online Library on the top menu bar 
  • Use the Library Search box to search for the resource that you want to access. 

It is no longer necessary to login via the VPN to access e-books and e-journals. 

What is an Athens account? 

Athens is a national authentication service providing access to many of the online learning resources, such as e-books, e-journals and electronic databases, available to you as a UH-registered student. 

StudyNet manages the authentication process automatically at UH, so you do not need your own Athens account and you do not have to register for an Athens username and password.  

To access Athens-authenticated resources you should always login to StudyNet first, then: 

  • Click on Online Library on the top menu bar
  • Use the Library Search box to search for the resource that you want to access

Using Athens to access UH library resources 

There may be occasions where you are asked for Athens authentication when trying to access electronic resources via Library Search or the subject toolkits from within StudyNet.  To enable your access to UH subscribed databases, journal articles and ebooks, you just need to select "University of Hertfordshire" from the drop down box. You do not need to enter a username and password in the OpenAthens sign in box. 

 

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