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Research Support: IRC Remote Access

this page will assist and guide our users especially researcher to complete their tasks


(Click Open Athens logo to login)

Here the guide on how to register and use IRC remote access aka Open Athens. user can view video tutorials or quick guide as below. 

IRC Video Tutorial

Learn how to register that will enable users to use IRC subscribed E-Resources anywhere and anytime

Open Athens @ IRC

Register for an Open Athens account:

Step 1

Go to Ulibrary website > Services > Open Athens

Go to Services tab > Open Athens


Step 2

To register please  provide the following details, and sent to

1. UTP Student/Staff ID

2. Full Name  

3. UTP Email Address

4. Program / Department

5. Date of graduation day

You now need to look in your emails for a message from Open Athens. Although the email should be sent through straight away there can sometimes a bit of a delay. So don't worry if it doesn't appear in your emails instantly. The email will be sent from 'Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS' and the subject will be 'OpenAthens account created - action required'. You need to click the activation link to create your password (The password must be alphanumeric and 6 characters or more). Once you click the link, you will then be able to create your password

Step 4

Once you have submitted your password and it has meet the criteria, you will see the following screen.

Once you sign in, you will get access to all databases as per listed on your left hand side

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