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This guide contains information about OpenAthens, the library's authentication system for online resources.


Some of the library's online resources allow users to personalize their experience once authenticated through OpenAthens. These personalization features vary, but when available they often include:

  • Saving search results
  • Saving searches
  • Annotating sources
  • Recommended resources

While personalization features can be very useful, they do require users to share personal information with service providers. Please see Privacy & Security for more information.

Fusion and EBSCO Databases

An EBSCO personal account is automatically created for you when you access an EBSCO database, such as Fusion. With your account, you can save search results, persistent links to searches, search alerts, journal alerts, and web pages to your personal folder.


Consent to Personal Data Retention and Usage Policy

In order to both access EBSCO databases and manage your personal account, you must consent to EBSCO's Personal Data Retention and Usage policy. You will be presented with a consent form when accessing EBSCO databases for the first time, and will be asked to re-confirm you consent on occasion thereafter to comply with evolving regulations.

EBSCO consent form

If you do not consent, you will not be able to access EBSCO databases, including Fusion. This is because Gleeson Library has enabled the automatic creation of EBSCO personal accounts. EBSCO personal accounts are linked to your OpenAthens account and ensure that you always have access to your EBSCO folder along with all of the resources and searches you save while doing research. The only information that is shared with EBSCO to automatically create your personal account is your university username and email address.

EBSCO works with third party vendors to provide access to, manage, support, and improve upon its products and services. Retained data is shared with these entities to support those activities, but is not shared outside of this context. EBSCO does not sell personal data at any time or for any purpose.

Learn more:


Configuring Your Personal EBSCO Account

Click Update My Account in the upper right corner of any EBSCO database if you wish to add your name and email address to your account. 

update my account

update my account

If you have an existing EBSCO account, you may continue to access it. Select Switch Accounts in the upper right and login to your old account. If you do not remember your login credentials, contact EBSCO support at

switch accounts


Merging Accounts

If you already have a personal EBSCO account and you would like to move all saved items to your new account, you may merge accounts. Once your accounts are merged, the account that contained the data that was merged into the target account is removed and no longer exists.

If you wish to maintain your previously created account and simply migrate selected saved folders or items into your new one, make sure your items are in a custom folder and then share the folder by emailing it yourself. Follow the instructions in the email to add the folder to your new EBSCO account.

add shared folder

SAML Providers

OpenAthens authentication to the following content providers and platforms are through SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language).

21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook
AAS Historical Periodicals Collection
Academic OneFile
Academic Search Complete
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library
ACS (American Chemical Society) Guide to Scholarly Communication
ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications
African American Historical Serials Collection
Alt HealthWatch
AMA Manual of Style
America: History and Life
American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971
American Periodicals Series Online
Annual Reviews
AP Images
APA (American Psychological Association) PsycInfo
APA (American Psychological Association) PsycNet
APA (American Psychological Association) PsycTests
Architectural Digest Magazine Archive
Art & Architecture Source
Art and Architecture Archive: Art & Photography
ARTbibliographies Modern
Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection
Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia
ATLA Historical Monographs Collection
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS
Atlantic Magazine Archive
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Biological Science Collection
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online
Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine Archive
Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1903-1982
Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982
Business Source Complete
Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
Chicano Database
CINAHL Complete
Civil War Primary Source Documents
Cochrane Clinical Answers
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Communication Source
Comprehensive Physiology
Congressional Research Service Reports
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Digital National Security Archive
Ebony Magazine Archive
eBook Academic Collection
EBSCO eBook Collection
EBSCO Religion
Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2014
Education Magazine Archive
Education Source
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
EIMA3: Cinema, Film and Television (Part 2)
eLS: Citable Reviews in Life Sciences
Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception
Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania
Engineering Source
Engineering Village
Environment Complete
ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center
Esquire Magazine Archive
Essay & General Literature Index Retrospective
Ethnic NewsWatch
European Views of the Americas, 1493-1750
Forbes Magazine Archive
Fortune Magazine Archive
Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index
Gale Academic OneFile
Gale Directory Library
Gale eBooks
Gale Literature
Gale Primary Sources
Gateway to North America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York
Gender Data Portal
GVRL: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Harper's Bazaar Archive
Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition
Historical Abstracts
Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Humanities Source
Index to Jewish Periodicals
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981
International Directory of Company Histories
International Encyclopedia of Dance
International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication
Japanese American Incarceration: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946
Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
LGBT Magazine Archive
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Life Magazine Archive
Literary Reference Center Plus
Literature Criticism Online
Maclean’s Magazine Archive, 1905-2015
MagillOnLiterature Plus
Making of Modern Law - Legal Treatises 1800 to 1926
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests In Print
Merck Index Online
MLA Directory of Periodicals
MLA International Bibliography with Full Text
Nation Archive
National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994
National Review Archive
New Republic Archive
New Testament Abstracts
News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive
Newspaper Source
Nursing and Health Professions Premier Collection
O'Reilly for Higher Education
Old Testament Abstracts
Opposing Viewpoints
Oxford African American Studies Center
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Biblical Studies Online
Oxford Bibliographies
Oxford Bibliographies: African American Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: African Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: American Literature
Oxford Bibliographies: Anthropology
Oxford Bibliographies: Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Oxford Bibliographies: Art History
Oxford Bibliographies: Atlantic History
Oxford Bibliographies: Biblical Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: British and Irish Literature
Oxford Bibliographies: Buddhism
Oxford Bibliographies: Childhood Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: Chinese Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: Cinema and Media Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: Classics
Oxford Bibliographies: Communication
Oxford Bibliographies: Criminology
Oxford Bibliographies: Ecology
Oxford Bibliographies: Education
Oxford Bibliographies: Environmental Science
Oxford Bibliographies: Evolutionary Biology
Oxford Bibliographies: Geography
Oxford Bibliographies: Hinduism
Oxford Bibliographies: International Law
Oxford Bibliographies: International Relations
Oxford Bibliographies: Islamic Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: Jewish Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: Latin American Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: Latino Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: Linguistics
Oxford Bibliographies: Literary and Critical Theory
Oxford Bibliographies: Management
Oxford Bibliographies: Medieval Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: Military History
Oxford Bibliographies: Music
Oxford Bibliographies: Philosophy
Oxford Bibliographies: Political Science
Oxford Bibliographies: Psychology
Oxford Bibliographies: Public Health
Oxford Bibliographies: Renaissance and Reformation
Oxford Bibliographies: Social Work
Oxford Bibliographies: Sociology
Oxford Bibliographies: Urban Studies
Oxford Bibliographies: Victorian Literature
Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th ed.)
Oxford Dictionaries
Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements
Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford Handbooks Online
Oxford History of Western Music
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Music Online
Oxford Reference
People Magazine Archive
Periodicals Archive Online
Philosopher's Index
Political Science Complete
ProQuest Congressional
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
ProQuest Ebook Central
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Christian Science Monitor
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times 1851-recent
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The San Francisco Chronicle
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. West Collection
ProQuest History Vault
ProQuest One Business
ProQuest Regulatory Insight
ProQuest Religious Magazine Archive
ProQuest Supreme Court Insight
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society
Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
SAGE Journals
SAGE Knowledge
San Francisco Chronicle 1869-present
Short Story Index Retrospective
Social Explorer
SocINDEX with Full Text
Sports Illustrated Magazine Archive
TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching
Thesaurus Linguae Latinae
Time Magazine Archive
Times Digital Archive
TLS Historical Archive
U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978
Urban Studies Abstracts
Vanity Fair Magazine Archive
Visible Body: Anatomy and Physiology
Vogue Archive
Washington Information Directory
Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online
Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization
Women's Magazine Archive
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
Youth and Popular Culture Magazine Archive

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