We recommend accessing electronic resources (databases, eBooks, eJournals, streaming video, etc.) by using the links found on the Library’s website. Links can be found by searching for Books & Articles, on the Databases list, and in Research Guides. These links are configured to provide current members of the BC community with access while off-campus. You will need to enter your BC username and password.
We use OpenAthens to connect to many library resources. Some publisher sites allow you to login using OpenAthens or Institutional Login. If you find this option on a publisher site you can login with your BC username and password. You may need to choose "OpenAthens Federation".
On some publisher websites, you can Log in using the Institutional Login or OpenAthens Login(wording will vary by publisher), select Boston College from the institution list and login with your BC username and password. If you are asked to select a federation, choose OpenAthens Federation.
You must be a currently enrolled student, faculty, or staff member to sign in from off-campus.
OpenAthens is our primary way to allow access to electronic resources both on and off campus. When sharing a link to library resources by email, or in Canvas, be sure to use links accessed through the library's website. See Linking to Library Resources for more details.