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OpenAthens: MCW Employees

Learn how to create persistent and proxied links to our resources to ensure that library users have access to our books, chapters and articles from anywhere.


Nov. 9, 2021: We will no longer be supporting the library proxy server as of Nov. 30. 2021. If you are using links that point you to the proxy server, they will need to be updated before the end of the month. 

Help us with the transition by sending us an email if you encounter any problems. Links on the library webpages will be updated in late August - September 2021.

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Link Generator

Use OpenAthens Link Generator to create Athenized links.

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Athenize Your Links

Use the Athenizer to create links to library content. Copy and paste a persistent link to an article, ebook, or journal here to generate a link that will authenticate you when off-campus.

Be sure to test the links before you share them. If you run into problems, or have questions, send us an email!

Note: Ebsco and ProQuest do not need to be Athenized.



OpenAthens in the Wild

If you come across OpenAthens links out in the world wide web, you can use them to get access to our library subscriptions. It's as easy as:

  1. Find the OpenAthens link.
  2. Find your institution: Medical College of Wisconsin.
  3. Signin with your MCW login information.

Note: If you are a Froedtert, Children's Wisconsin employee or have a non-MCW library account, you can skip steps 2-3 and use the "Sign in with your OpenAthens account" log in area. If you don't have an OpenAthens account,  register here to set one up.


OpenAthens links on journal websites

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