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Welcome to Beeghly Library: Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Accessing Databases from Off Campus: OpenAthens

The library uses a proxy service called OpenAthens to allow students and faculty to quickly access library databases and full-text resources when off-campus.

1. On the library website, when you (Juniata College students, faculty, staff, and college affiliates) click on a link to a database or article, a Juniata College Network Authentication screen will appear (see image below).

2. You will need to enter your Juniata Credentials.

Once you enter your credentials, you can access all Juniata College-subscribed materials as long as your browser is active. (If you close your browser, you will need to complete steps 1-2 again to validate yourself as a Juniata College affiliate).


In a few situations, you may not be given the above screen. (Ex. BioOne) In these cases, the user should try the OpenAthens options within that database. Below it is at the end of the link under the Blue Sign On box.

After clicking the OpenAthens link, you should select or type “Juniata College”.

OpenAthens bookmarklet

Is there an easy way to check if the Library has full-text access to a resource from a Google search? 

Yes! Install "Check JC Access"  link on to your browser by following the instructions below.

Check JC Access


For Chrome Users

  • To install the OpenAthens Bookmarklet in Chrome, drag the "Check JC Access" link above to your Bookmarks Bar.
  • If your bookmarks bar is hidden, go to the View menu option and select "Always Show Bookmarks Bar."
  • It is recommended that you put the bookmarklet somewhere prominent in the bar so it is easy to find and click while researching.

 

For Firefox Users

  • To install the OpenAthens Bookmarklet in Firefox, right click on the "Check JC Access" link above and select "Bookmark This Link" to add it to your bookmarks or drag the link to your Bookmarks Toolbar.
  • If your bookmarks toolbar is hidden, go to the View menu option, select "Toolbars" and check "Bookmarks Toolbar."

 

 For Safari Users

  • To install the OpenAthens Bookmarklet in Safari, drag the "Check JC Access" link above to your Favorites Bar
  • If your bar is hidden, go to the View menu option and select "Show Favorites Bar."
  • It is recommended that you put the bookmarklet somewhere prominent in the bar so it is easy to find and click while researching.

For Internet Explorer Users

  • To install the OpenAthens Bookmarklet in Internet Explorer, right click on the "Check JC Access" link above and select "Add to Favorites..." from the menu.
  • If a dialogue box asks you if you'd like to continue, click 'Yes.' In the 'Add a Favorite' options, choose the 'Create In' drop-down menu and select 'Favorites Toolbar.'
  • You can also rename the bookmarklet here if you want to. Click Add.