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As a result of Children’s Wisconsin’s new security protocol, all users on the CW network will need to register for an OpenAthens account to access library resources (including UpToDate, VisualDx, etc.) via the library webpage. Click here to register for an OpenAthens account or view more information.

Working Remotely: Home

MCW Libraries will continue to provide high quality services and resources where ever you may be.

MCW Libraries is here to support you wherever you may be working. Librarians are available during business hours to answer your questions via phone, email or chat, and nearly all of our electronic content is available to you 24/7 from anywhere. 

How to Connect from Off-Campus

MCW Libraries resources are available anytime, anywhere, and on any device. 

While on campus and using the MCW, Froedtert Staff or Children's Wisconsin staff network to access the internet, connecting to MCW Libraries subscription resources like databases and journals is seamless because the resources recognize your IP address.

To connect to resources from off-campus, start out at the library's publicly accessible homepage or at any of our LibGuides. If you click a link to a subscription resource, you will be prompted to login to OpenAthens. Those with MCW accounts can use their account information to login. Other users, including Children's Wisconsin and Froedtert Health employees need to register for an account. 

For more information, visit the Connect from Off-Campus tab.

Always-on-VPN and Off-Campus Access

MCW IS installs Always-On VPN on MCW owned and managed software. Even if you are off-campus and have the VPN running, you still need to log into OpenAthens to access our subscription resources.  You will be prompted to login to OpenAthens when you click on links to subscription resources on the MCW Libraries webpages. 

Off-Campus Access for our Affiliates

This form is for Children's, Froedtert Health and Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories Staff, or volunteer clinical faculty, adjunct faculty, emeritus faculty, and students in joint degree programs.

 After verification of your status is received, you will receive an email with instructions on how to set up your OpenAthens account.

Request an OpenAthens account

Access Subscription Articles through PubMed LinkOut

Use PubMed LinkOut to easily connect to MCW Libraries' subscription articles. The Get It From MCW Libraries buttons show up when viewing an article citation. Get It From MCW Libraries

Clicking these buttons will either take you to the full text of an article, or they make it easy to request an item through our Request Materials service.  These buttons appear in the abstract view of each individual citation. Learn more in our PubMed LibGuide.

Access Subscription Articles through Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to easily connect to MCW Libraries' subscription articles. You can configure Scholar to display "Get it from MCW Libraries" links for most articles. Clicking these links will either take you to the full text of an article, or they make it easy to request an item through our Request Materials service.  


  • Go to Settings by clicking the hamburger menu/three-line menu link in the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Choose settings.
  • Click "Library links" in the left-side menu. 
  • Search for "Medical College of Wisconsin"
  • Check the box next to it when it appears in a list. 

When you run searches in Scholar, you should start seeing Get it from MCW Libraries links. If the link isn't there, click the >> under the citation. 

Resources for Working Remotely


​​Citrix: remotely access files saved in your MCW network drives (such as your H: drive) and launch applications to perform your work.  For more information about using Citrix, visit InfoScope.*

Find links to download Citrix Receiver on various platforms and devices. 

​​Microsoft Teamsallows users to meet, chat, call and collaborate in just one place. To learn more about access to Teams through MCW, visit InfoScope.*


OneDrive ​​for Business: cloud-based file storage service that lets you securely store, sync, and share your work files from any Internet-connected device. Download the OneDrive app to make access to your files even easier.  To learn more about access to OneDrive for Business through MCW, visit InfoScope.*


​​WebExconnect to web meetings and conferences on your mobile device. For more information about using WebEx, visit InfoScope.*

*Links are accessible only to MCW affiliates.

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