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OpenAthens Guide: WAYFs

This research guide is designed to assist all Liberty University users in understanding and navigating all issues related to OpenAthens

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What is a WAYF?

The term "WAYF" stands for "where are you from?" When you attempt to access an electronic resource and encounter an institutional login page, you are encountering a vendor's WAYF.





How to Navigate a WAYF (Institutional Login Page)

1) If you encounter an institutional login page, you always want to select the option that says "Access through your institution" or "Access via Institutional login."

2) Once you are on the page where you can search for your institution, search for "Liberty University" or "Jerry Falwell Library."

3) Select "Liberty University" or "Jerry Falwell Library" and you should be brought to the electronic resource.