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This guide provides information for Kaufman Library's transition to OpenAthens authentication of electronic resources with GALILEO.

Tips and Tricks for OpenAthens Access

General Tips

Here are some general tips for accessing the Libraries' resources via OpenAthens:

  • Whenever possible, access the Libraries' databases from the A-Z Database List.
  • If saving a link or creating a bookmark to one of the Libraries' databases, click on the Share icon to the right of the database title () and use the friendly URL. 
  • If accessing a resource directly through a publisher website without going through the library website first, log in using the Institutional Login (wording may vary by publisher), select Georgia Gwinnett College from the institution list, and log in using your MyGGC credentials.
  • Depending or the resource, your current location, and whether you've come through the library website, there may be several steps to log into a resource. See our FAQ for more information.
  • Sometimes, browser caching can cause problems accessing the Libraries' resources. Try clearing the browser cache and restarting the browser, or try using a different browser.
  • If you are having trouble accessing resources off-campus, be sure to Ask a Librarian!


The Kaufman Library staff would like to thank Georgia Southern University Libraries for permission to adapt their OpenAthens LibGuide, with special thanks to Mr. Jeff Mortimore