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How can I access the Library's online subscriptions from outside UN Headquarters?

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library subscribes to numerous electronic resources to support the work of the Organization. 
UN Secretariat staff based in New York can use their UNITE ID to access these information resources from anywhere.
There are several ways to access these subscription resources:
  • Click on the database of interest from the Library’s A-to-Z list of Electronic resources
  • From a publisher's website via Open Athens: click "login" or "sign in" on the website, then select "Open Athens" and "United Nations" as the institution or organization
Open Athens is an authentication service that the UN uses to provide remote access to subscription electronic resources. For staff of UNHQ in New York, access to Library subscribed content can be accessed using Open Athens with the staff member's UNITE ID credentials.
This is a new service (as of August 2019) and replaces any usernames or passwords that the Library issued in the past.