Institutional Login Help Untitled Document

OvidSP Login Through Shibboleth


Your institution uses the Shibboleth authentication process to determine if you have permission to use a membership-based resource. To access Shibboleth's Institutional Login Page, either:

When you click either link, OvidSP displays the Institutional Login page.

To continue the login process from the Institutional Login page, follow these steps.

  1. Select your region or federation from the drop-down menu.
  2. If you are unsure of your region or federation, click the Or View All Supported Institutions link to display all supported institutions.

    OvidSP displays the institution list.

  3. Choose your institution from the scroll-down menu.
  4. Click the Login button.

OvidSP remembers the last institution you logged into. The next time you log in, OvidSP displays it as a link on the Institutional Login page.

OvidSP displays your institution's authentication service login page.

Sample authentication page

The login authentication process varies from institution to institution. If you have questions about how to log in, contact your site administrator.


From your institution's login page, log in as you normally do. Shibboleth redirects you to your OvidSP session.


If your login credentials do not match the Shibboleth requirements, OvidSP displays an error message.

Try the following steps to correct the problem.

If you have forgotten your username and password, contact your site administrator for assistance.