Libraries provide their users with a wide variety of subscription-based electronic resources, all of which ask for usernames and passwords as part of their access control systems. Athens is a service that allows users to access these services using a single username and password. It also allows users to have remote access to organisational subscriptions when they are away from their campus.
To use this facility, an organisation must register its Athens ID with Cambridge Customer Services. Users who have an Athens username and password can then access their organisational subscriptions on Cambridge Journals Online by clicking on the 'Log in' button that appears at the top right of every page. This gives you the option of using your Athens log in and you will be asked for your Athens username and password.
If you log in from a journal's homepage, you will be returned to that page once your username and password have been authenticated.
Cambridge Journals Online now supports OpenAthens, which also allows users to access Shibboleth protected resources.
For more information about Athens and OpenAthens, visit the Athens website.