You must log in to the Library databases using your myGGU account username and password. If you are a current student and do not have a myGGU acount please contact the Helpdesk at email@example.com. If you are alumni or a non-current DBA student contact firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
What is OpenAthens?
The library uses a product called OpenAthens to control access to most of the library databases. It's not a database, but instead a login page for the library. You will not be logging directly into OpenAthens but wil instead use your myGGU when prompted.
How do I get an OpenAthens login?
You will not receive a direct username and password for OpenAthens, but will instead login to your myGGU account when prompted.
Due to vendor contracts, we can only provide Law students with on-campus access to the databases. Login credentials for walk-in users are available on signage near the public computer stations on the main floor of the library.
This sometimes happens after a period of keyboard inactivity. Return to the A-Z Database list and click on the database web link to start again. Some databases have a limited number of concurrent users. If you get a message stating that the database is unavailable, try again at a later time.
Your GGU ID number is located on the front of your GGU ID card. You'll still need this to login to a few databases that aren't yet accessible through OpenAthens. You can also use your GGU4YOU username and password for these resources.
If you are trying to connect to a library database from work, there may be a firewall or filtering software preventing access. Please contact the Information and Technology department at your workplace to check. If you are accessing library resources from home, please consult with the reseller or organization that configured your computer to see if they can help you reconfigure your computer.
Sometimes browser settings can cause problems with the library databases. Most of our databases require these settings to work well:
Try a different browser if you still can't connect. Certain browsers do not connect well with specific databases.