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Open Athens

As some of the vendors do not provide a persistent link to articles, you can create one by copying the URL of the article and putting in the OpenAthens Link Generator. 

For example, if you paste this address in the OpenAthens Link Generator:

You will get the athenized URL that will ask students/faculty to login via OpenAthens:


Alternatively, students and faculty can click on the Login link on the vendor’s website (usually on top of the page) and login with their college CNA credentials.

​​​​​​​By default OpenAthens session lasts eight hours. If you need to end your session earlier, clear your browser cache and close all browser windows.