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What is Athens?

Athens is an authentication system that allows  users’ access to subscribed online resources with a single username and password.

NMCSD staff will need to create an Athens account in order to access library resources remotely.

For in-hospital use Athens is not required, library resources are enabled for IP access without any user names or passwords.

How do I register?

To register, fill out an online form Register for Athens Account

If you are claiming NMCSD library as you home library, you need to register from a computer on NMCSD network and need to provide a valid email account.

If you are not NMCSD staff please follow instructions on the registration page.

After you register, you will receive an email with activation link. Please don't forget to activate your Athens account.


    How do I access library resources?

    1. If it's an ebook, locate the title on the eBooks list, locate Athens login and enter your login name and password. All eBooks the Library subscribes to support Athens login.

    2. If it's an ejournal, locate the title on the Journal list, make sure that Athens access is available, locate Athens login and enter your login name and password.

    3. if it's any other resource, for example UpToDate, either go to UpToDate website, locate Athens login and sign on or go to MyAthens, login and find UpToDate link, or use the links located on this website under Access Resources via Athens.


    How do I access journals?

    1. Locate journal title in the Journal list

    2. Make sure this particular journal supports Athens access, unfortunately not all do.

    3. Once on the journal's website locate Athens login link. Different publishers have different Athens login links. 

    Register for Remote Access (Athens)

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    After Hours Access

    NMCSD staff with hospital badges (vice CACs) are allowed after-hours access to the Library for mission-related purposes. NMCSD staff who regularly need after-hours entry may apply in the Library for a keyless access card.

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