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3. Accessing the Site

After your subscription setup is complete, there are a variety of ways to access the site.

3.1. Automatic Authentication

Automatic authentication is the most common means of accessing the contents of Oxford Biblical Studies Online. Most institutions will set up their access via IP-authentication or URL referrer. If you come to the site through a subscribing institution, you will automatically be logged in when you access the site—you don't have to do anything.

If you believe your institution subscribes, but you are not automatically logged in when you go to the site, please consult your librarian or administrator.

Librarians, you can find out about setting up your institution via Subscriber Services.

3.2. Username and Password

user authentication options

If you have password access to the site, type your username and password into the login fields on the home page.

  • Remember that your password is case-sensitive.
  • If you have forgotten your password, click here.

If you have problems logging in, please contact Customer Service.

Some institutions require username and password authentication. If you do not know your institution's log in details, please consult your librarian or administrator.

3.3. Athens Access

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3.4 Library Card

Some libraries allow remote access to websites to which they subscribe. Your librarian can tell you if that option is available to you.

If your library does allow remote access, enter your library card number in the Library Card field on the home page. If you encounter difficulties entering the site using your library card number, please contact your librarian or administrator.

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