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New Way to Access Maryville College Resources

by Tanner Jessel on 2019-08-02T08:23:00-04:00 | Comments

A new way to access Maryville College's electronic resources is now up and running. Here's what you need to know.

Until now, library patrons entered a first name, last name, then the number printed on your library barcode (sticker).

Now, campus community members will use the exact same user name and password used to log in to your Maryville College computing resources as shown in the image below.  

Example Single Sign On Interface


This "single sign-on" helps our system know you are authorized to access to our paid database subscriptions, even when you access them from off-campus (a process called "authentication.")

The change affects both on campus and off-campus access to electronic resources, such as those accessed from MC Quest, Full Text Finder, and individual databases found on the "Research Databases" page, also known as the "A - Z Databases" page. 

There are several ways you might be asked to log in to an authenticated resource: 

  1. From

  2. From Full Text Finder

  3. From MC Quest (JSTOR, for example)

  4. From an individual publisher's page (BioOne, JSTOR, or Wiley Online Library, for example).  In this case, look for an option to sign in with your institution, then choose the "OpenAthens" and "Maryville College" options.

In each case above, you may see a temporary re-direct with the URL "" This is from a web service called "Open Athens" used to confirm Maryville College community members have access to a linked resource. 

Benefits to the College Library and campus community include fixing some performance issues with the prior authentication method, plus better tracking for usage and statistics of electronic resources, which helps the Library make data-driven decisions about collection development.

Benefits to students, staff and faculty include simply remembering one password to access campus resources both on campus and off campus, and only logging in once every 8 hours.

For assistance with authentication and off-campus access, visit or send us a message to

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