The CWRU Libraries have implemented OpenAthens as a new authentication method for library resources.
Access to most library resources will now be routed through CWRU Single Sign-On (SSO). VPN is still required for remote access to some library resources.
Visit the CWRU Libraries Search & Authentication Research Guide for more information.
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CWRU Libraries Search & Authentication: Home

Guide provides guidance in the new search engine and authentication methods.

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Brian Gray
Contact:
Kelvin Smith Library 201-F
(216) 368-8685
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VPN Reminder

Library resources are accessed openly by Case wired computers or by using the Case Wireless network. If connecting in any other method, please install, turn on, and log into VPN.

At the bottom of the KSL homepage, a green light says you have full access.

New Authentication Method

At the start of 2019, the CWRU Libraries implemented a new authentication method. Via OpenAthens, a user of the library online resources will be routed through CWRU's Single Sign-On (SSO). The advantage is VPN will no longer be needed for the majority of library resources.

What do you need to know?

  • Some web addresses will be changing. Please start your searches and access from the library website, including the catalog, CWRU Libraries Search, eJournal Portal, and Databases list. Your previously bookmarked shortcuts may stop working.
  • You will need to log-in for all library online access, even when on the campus wired network or the "Case Wireless" network.
  • Close your browser when done.
  • When logged in and a browser window is not closed, access should continue from resource to resource.
  • Some resources, listed below, will still require VPN to gain access.

Please note that when on a database or journal website, a link to OpenAthens may lead back to the CWRU Single Sign-On screen.

For assistance, please use the Ask A Librarian services.

CWRU Libraries Search

The Kelvin Smith Library has retired the Summon search and switched to a new tool. CWRU Libraries Search operates in a similar fashion and allows the searching across the libraries collections and beyond. It will search 1.2+ million book and journal titles, which includes over tens of millions of articles.

The CWRU Libraries Search is available both on and off-campus via OpenAthens login.

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