Links to online resources are already set up to work with OpenAthens. Use the Permalink tool for a URL to point users to all the available options for access to a specific article, ebook, journal, etc.
Popular Database Providers
Permanent links provided by EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and Gale databases are structured to work with OpenAthens. Do not put them through the OpenAthens Link Generator.
EBSCOhost: Use the Permalink feature in the list of Tools on the right
ProQuest databases: Copy the Document URL under Abstract/Details
ProQuest Ebook Central: Use Share Link to Book in details or the link icon in the top menu when Reading Online
Gale: Look for Get Link in the menu on the top right
OpenAthens Link Generator
Direct links to content from journal providers and library resources other than those listed above need to be Athenized to prompt users to login for access. This includes adding the redirector prefix (specific to our institution) and also encoding the target URL.
Important: Links for EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and Gale do NOT need to be Athenized. Also, links to Open Access content and other freely accessible resources should not be Athenized.
Enter a persistent URL or DOI link to create an 'Athenized' link that will prompt users to login for access.