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Off-campus access to WSU Library resources

Transition to OpenAthens

OpenAthens will begin to replace our current remote access system (EzProxy) starting December 19th, 2022, and will continue over the course of the Spring 2023 semester. We will finish the migration with a final transition of vendors that only allow OpenAthens or EzProxy access after the end of the semester. Users will use their same WSU credentials and be prompted when and where to enter them. Our previous system (EzProxy) will be retired sometime in the latter half of 2023. We will notify the WSU community closer to that date.

What this means.

  • Old bookmarks and URLs will function until the legacy system is retired. 
  • WSU Libraries staff will monitor network use to determine if old links are still in use.

User Experience Enhancements

  • OpenAthens will remember the browser the user is authenticated on. Fewer sign-ins will be necessary

  • Improved resource tracking so the WSU Libraries can better select what resources to keep

  • Multiple access routes to WSU Libraries resources 

Migration Progress

The WSU Libraries began migrating resources to OpenAthens on December 19th, 2022.  The list below was the first set of resources to be migrated.  On May 8th, the majority of the remaining vendors will be switched to Open Athens.  

  • ACS (American Chemical Society)
  • AIP Scitation (American Institute of Physics
  • Annual Reviews
  • APA PsycNET (American Psychological Association)
  • APS (American Physical Society)
  • BioOne*
  • Cambridge Core*
  • Cengage Learning / Gale Databases*
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect
  • Emerald
  • IEEE XPlore
  • IOPscience (Institute of Physics)
  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Project Muse
  • (Royal Society of Chemistry Journals)
  • SIAM Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • SpringerLink
  • Taylor & Francis Online
  • Wiley Online Library


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