To use the institutional administration dashboard, log in to your account. Once logged in, click the arrow next to your name, found in the black bar at the top of the screen.
A drop-down menu will appear: select Institutional Administration. The institutional administration dashboard allows you to manage many key aspects of your BioOne Complete subscription. From your dashboard, you can:
This brief institutional administration dashboard PDF guide contains a quick overview of this dashboard.
If you are an administrator and unable to access the institutional administration dashboard, please contact library.services@BioOne.org for assistance.
To add, remove, or obtain a list of the institutional administrators associated with your subscription, please contact library.services@BioOne.org.
To view your institution's subscription information, log in to your account and visit the institutional administration dashboard. Select the Institutional Access tab. Note that you can access your personal account details by clicking the blue button titled My Account.
This tab will show you the license associated with your institution, its expiration date, and the content accessible to your institution.
If no subscription information appears or if it appears incorrectly, please contact library.services@BioOne.org.
When a user's IP is affiliated with a subscribing institution, the institutional name and logo appear in an "Access Provided By" popup that the user can close. To add or change your institution's logo, log into your account and visit the institutional administration dashboard. Under the Institutional Account Details tab, find the Institutional Logo section .
Click Edit to upload your institution's logo, and enter any message you would like your users to see when logging in.
Please note the following image requirements:
Size: Images of any size are acceptable, however they will be scaled to display in the popup at 75 pixels in height. For best results, we recommend using landscape orientation (wider than it is tall).
Format: .jpg, .png, .gif, OR .bmp files.
File Size: The image file can be a maximum of 2MB.
Length: The message can be a maximum of 200 characters.
If you encounter issues uploading or viewing your institution's logo or message, please contact library.services@BioOne.org.
BioOne Complete Title Lists
Please visit the Title Lists page for current title lists, KBART-compliant files, and list of title additions and departures.
You can also access the Title Lists page from the institutional administrator dashboard. Navigate to the dashboard, and select the navigational tab labeled Institutional Account Details. Scroll down to the KBART and Title Lists heading, and click the link below it. This will bring you to the Title Lists page mentioned above.
Download the MARC records for BioOne Complete, and integrate them into your institution's discovery system.
To add an IP address, remove an IP address, or view a list of IP addresses currently associated with your institution, log into your account and visit the institutional administration dashboard. Select the Institutional Account Details tab, and scroll down to the IP Addresses subheading.
Select Edit to view the IP addresses currently associated wtih your institution.
To remove an IP range, select the small grey X next to it. (See 1).
To add more IP ranges, click the link Add another IP Range (See 2).
To submit your changes, click on Save (See 1).
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BioOne supports the SAML 2.0 protocol for federated identity, allowing end users to authenticate using their institutional credentials. The institution and BioOne must both be members of the same federation to use this method of authentication.
BioOne Complete supports all federations who participate under EduGain ( https://technical.edugain.org/status), as well as OpenAthens, and China Science and Technology Network.
You can view your Institutional Sign In details by visiting your institution administration dashboard, and clicking the tab titled Institutional Account Details. Find the Access Details heading, and scroll to the Shibboleth/OpenAthens subheading. There you can see the EntityID and attributes currently associated with your institution.
For assistance configuring Shibboleth/OpenAthens access, contact library.services@BioOne.org.
If your institution uses EZProxy, please use the following stanza in your config file:
Title BioOne Complete
A Hosted EZproxy Include File is available for this resource. Hosted EZproxy customers will receive automatic updates with OCLC’s latest version of this stanza by adding the following line to config.txt:
Please note that the new platform uses secure http (https://). In order for EZproxy to give remote users access to resources with secure URLs, you must obtain, install, and configure an SSL Certificate (if you have not done so already for other secure resources).
BioOne Complete supports outbound linking to your link resolver. When outbound linking is configured, a link is provided in the References tab of an article or chapter that takes the end user to the link resolver’s result page for the reference being cited.
To access your institution's OpenURL settings, log into your account and visit the institutional administration dashboard. Under the Institutional Account Details tab, scroll down the page to the OpenURL subheading, and select Edit.
In the form that appears, you can enter your institution's base URL, the link text, and a button image. Please note that the image must be a .png, .jpg, or .jpeg, and sized to 85 x 20 pixels.
BioOne OpenURL base URL: https://bioone.org/openurl?
If you encounter problems configuring your institution's OpenURL, please contact library.services@BioOne.org.
BioOne is a participant in both Portico and LOCKSS to provide comprehensive archiving and preservation of all included content. This dual participation also protects the BioOne aggregation in the case of a "trigger event" or catastrophic failure.
In addition, as part of BioOne's standard licensing agreement with its publishers, BioOne requires perpetual archival rights for content included in the BioOne Complete aggregation. This ensures that all content deposited by titles throughout their active participation in the BioOne aggregation remains accessible to our library subscribers, even if those titles later cease depositing current content.
Post cancellation access is provided to subscribers via the BioOne Complete platform, (i.e., via the same method as their current access). Continuing access is provided to the content which was published and paid for during their subscription period, in accordance with each subscriber’s license.
LOCKSS (Lots Of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) is open source software used to preserve web content.
If your institution participates in LOCKSS, log in and visit the institutional administration dashboard to view the LOCKSS server IP address currently registered in our system. Navigate to the Institutional Account Details tab and scroll to the LOCKSS subheading. If a LOCKSS server IP address is registered, it will appear here.
If your institution participates in LOCKSS and you need to change your registered LOCKSS server IP address, contact library.services@BioOne.org with the IP address would like to add or remove.
To pull COUNTER reports, log into your account and visit the institutional administration dashboard. Select the navigational tab Counter Reports.
Follow the link in the space below the tab to pull usage reports for your institution.
The BioOne Complete platform is compliant with COUNTER 5 standards and began collecting COUNTER 5 compliant data on January 1, 2019.
2019 reports are available in both COUNTER 4 and COUNTER 5 reports. Starting in 2020, usage data will only be collected in COUNTER 5 format. For information on the COUNTER 5 standards and reports, please consult this COUNTER Support PDF guide, or the COUNTER Code of Practice for Release 5.
COUNTER 4 reports for 2017-2018 are available through this interface. For older reports please contact library.services@BioOne.org.
If your institution uses a SUSHI tool to harvest COUNTER reports, you will need to configure that tool’s settings with BioOne Complete's SUSHI service URL (https://sushi5.scholarlyiq.com/counter/r5) and the credentials required to access this service (your Requestor ID and Customer ID).
Find your credentials by logging in to BioOne Complete and clicking the arrow next to your account name in the black bar at the top of the screen. Click Institutional Administration, then select COUNTER Reports, then click the “View COUNTER Reports” button to access the reporting dashboard. In the top right of the reporting dashboard, click the green button labelled with your institution's name to display a menu; finally, select SUSHI from the menu. A one-time registration will be required in order to view your Requestor ID and Customer ID.
NOTE: A SUSHI server is currently in place to harvest COUNTER 4 reports. The SUSHI R4 service URL is http://sushi4.scholarlyiq.com/SushiService.svc. Please use the same Requestor ID and Customer ID you would use for the current SUSHI server.
Please note that the SUSHI R4 server will only be available throughout the end of 2019, and then phased out.
To view abuse reports logged in your institution's IP ranges, log in to your account and visit the institutional administration dashboard. Navigate to the tab entitled Abuse Log.
From this tab, you can review any abuse reports.
If you have questions about this feature, please contact library.services@BioOne.org.
BioOne is committed to meeting the needs of all of its users and is working to continuously improve the platform's accessiblity. BioOne's Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is available for download ( BioOne VPAT PDF).
If you have questions, please contact library.services@BioOne.org.
BioOne actively seeks partnerships with search providers, indexers, and library discoverability products to ensure that content* from BioOne Complete is both discoverable and fully linked to leading resources. This connectivity is important to the visibility and accessibility of our publishing partners' content, and facilitates a seamless experience for researchers.
Our current indexing partners are:
- CNKI Scholar
- EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
- Ex Libris
- Google/Google Scholar
- National Agricultural Library/AGRICOLA
- PMC PubMed Central (NCBI)
- ProQuest Databases ( select titles)
- SCOPUS (Elsevier)
- Semantic Scholar
- Summon Service (Serials Solutions)
- Web of Science (Clarivate)
- WorldCat Discovery Services (OCLC)
For more information about linking, indexing, or text mining content in the BioOne Complete aggregation, please contact library.services@BioOne.org.
*Only select publications are included in PMC, SCOPUS, Web of Science, and subject area specific databases.
The BioOne Complete platform supports the client/server protocol Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) for requesting and returning metadata from the BioOne Complete aggregation.
Please note that the URL has changed from http to https.
Constructing OAI-PMH Requests
The OAI-PMH client (called the harvester) uses six types of requests (called verbs) to obtain metadata from the BioOne Complete platform. One of the verbs is added to the base URL to specify the type of request. For reference, here is the name file.
BioOne Complete OAI-PMH base URL: https://bioone.org/action/oai
Verbs to create a request:
An example request URL would be:
BioOne offers librarians periodic group webinars on effectively using the BioOne Complete website and administering their subscriptions. To schedule a demonstration, training session, or custom webinar for a group at your institution, please email Library Services with your request. We will be happy to set up a meeting time that is convenient for you and your colleagues.
BioOne Complete includes a robust Help section, which features information on many topics of use to your patrons. We have also created a brief user guide (PDF) to walk your users through a few essential functions on the website, or watch a brief video to get started:
The BioOne Complete Help Desk is also available to answer any user questions.
If your institution subscribes to BioOne Complete, your account allows you to log in and gain access to your institution's subscription even when you are away from work or school (for example, from your home computer or mobile phone).
To check if your account is affiliated with your institution's subscription, log into your account, and click the arrow that appears next to your name in the black bar at the top of the screen. Select Access and Downloads from the drop down menu that appears.
This will take you to the Access and Downloads page in your account. If your account is already affiliated, then a license will appear here, as well as its expiration date.
If no license appears, you need to affiliate your account with your institution's subscription. To do so, simply sign in to your account from a computer within your institution's IP range (for example, from a desktop computer at work or school). This will automatically affiliate your personal account with your institution's subscription for a period of three months. When the affiliation lapses, you can again sign in from the institution's network to renew the affiliation for another three months.
One of the best ways to get the most from your subscription is to make sure that your users know that they have access! We have several promotional items ready for your use below. We are also always happy to collaborate on a custom piece: please contact us.
Social Media Toolkit
Use the images here to promote your subscription to BioOne Complete on your institution's social media channels. Right click on the images to save them. Don't forget to follow us and tag @biooneorg on Facebook and @BioOneNews on Twitter.
Twitter (1600 x 900 pixels)
Facebook (1200 x 630 pixels)
Instagram (1080 x 1080 pixels)
- BioOne Complete - Subject Categories (11in x 17in, PDF)
- BioOne Complete - Article Tiles (11in x 14in, PDF)
User Guide (More languages coming soon!)
Printable Flyers (More languages coming soon!)
Logos and Descriptive Text
A quick way to promote your subscription to BioOne Complete is to include us in your A-Z listing, through a monthly newsletter, or by hanging a BioOne poster in the library. Below is BioOne Complete's logo, plus some descriptive text.
Note: The BioOne Complete logo is available for download and authorized, non-commercial reproductions. For questions on appropriate use, please consult our Terms and Conditions of Use. To help our partners display the BioOne Complete logo consistently, we have a Content Delivery Network (CDN) so that the correct file is always in use. To ensure that the most recent and up-to-date logo is being used, please do not download and alter the logo. When you incorporate the BioOne Complete logo into your site, please copy and paste the HTML tags exactly as they are presented below.
BioOne Complete 141px PNG
BioOne Complete 290px PNG
BioOne Complete is the full-text database of more than 200 titles from over 150 society and independent publishers in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. The collection offers comprehensive coverage of fields such as zoology, plant sciences, ornithology, and entomology, with new content added daily. Visit BioOne Complete to explore the full breadth of resources the collection offers.
BioOne Complete is the full-text database of more than 200 titles from over 150 publishers in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. The collection offers comprehensive coverage of fields such as zoology, plant sciences, ornithology, and entomology, with new content added daily.