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This guide describes the many e-book resources available through the NU Library and how to use them.

Creating Personal Database Accounts

Credo Reference

Unfortunately Credo Reference does not provide the option to create a personal account. However, you can save results for your current browsing session. Click the folder located in the top blue navigation bar, as shown below. This page is for emailing, printing or exporting the entries that you collected during your Credo session. To create a collection of saved entries, you can do any of the following:

1. Click the disc icon at the top of any Topic Page or entry to add to to your temporary folder.

2. Click the folder icon in the blue navigation bar to view saved items.

When done, return to this page and you will be able to easily email, print or save the entire set of collected entries. Selected entries are remembered only for the duration of your session. NOTE: If you close your browser or start over, the list of marked entries will be cleared.

Credo Reference screenshot showing the folder and save icons.

Ebook Central

With an Ebook Central account, you can store documents that you are interested in on your personal bookshelf that only you can view. The bookshelf is your workspace where you can create folders to organize your documents and annotations. Ebook Central helps you keep track of the folders your work is in and of items that are not categorized.

NOTE: There is no registration required for an Ebook Central account. You automatically have an account and are signed in to it whenever you access the Ebook Central database from the Library website. The upper right corner should show a Sign Out link when you have been authenticated, as shown. Additionally, clicking on Profile under Settings will display an automated username/email, as shown below. You do not need to remember or enter this login information anywhere; it just ensures that you have been logged in automatically.

Ebook Central screenshot with an arrow pointing to the Sign Out link.

However, when you access a particular Ebook Central e-book via a persistent link in your course syllabus, via Find a Resource, or via a ProQuest database, you are not automatically logged into your Ebook Central account. Therefore, you will be able to read the full-text e-book on your computer and print selections, but you will be unable to download the book, add annotations, or add it to your Bookshelf.

Again, to use these features, you must access Ebrary directly from the Library's A-Z Databases page.


Why create an account

You can create an account called My EBSCOhost account which will work in both NavigatorSearch and any of the EBSCOhost databases. With a My EBSCOhost account you can save preferences, organize your research with folders, share your folders with others, view others’ folders, save and retrieve your search history, create email alerts and/or RSS feeds, and gain access to your saved research remotely.

How to create an account

To create a My EBSCOhost account, please refer to our How do I create a My EBSCOhost account? FAQ here.

Please note that following graduation you will no longer have access to your My EBSCOhost account. Your personal My EBSCOhost folder can only be accessed by logging in through the account of the institution in which the folder account was created. You will not have access to EBSCOhost or NavigatorSearch following graduation. However, you do have access to a number of other Library databases following graduation. Please see our Alumni Access FAQ for more information.

IGI Global

Why create an account

By creating your own personal IGI Global account, you will have additional features available to assist you in using our website. IGI Global account holders may save searches, create wish lists, review items referred to librarians, and update account and contact information. IGI Global does not share or sell its account information nor allow anyone other than IGI Global internal users have access to account information.

How to create an account

1. Click on the Register link in the upper right corner of the landing page as shown below: 

IGI Global screenshot with the Login and Register links highlighted.

2. Complete the registration information. 


Why create an account

Register for a free account to get alerts about new PsychiatryOnline content and take advantage of personalization features like alerts, favorites, and saved searches.

How to create an account

Click the “Register” link located in the upper right hand corner of the page, as shown below.

PsychiatryOnline screenshot with the Register link highlighted.

After submitting the registration form you will need to verify your email address before you can log in using your new account. An automated email will be sent to your account containing an activation link. After clicking the activation link you can log in and begin using the personalization features. Please note, once you have confirmed your account close out of this browser window and re-launch PsychiatryOnline directly from NU Library. This will ensure you are properly authenticated to access the database at no charge through our Library’s proxy server. Once you have re-launched the database, you can log in to your personal account using the “Sign in” link located in the upper right hand corner of the page.


Why create an account

Becoming a member allows you to save lists and searches in your My Knowledge or Methods Lists area. If you are a member and belong to a subscribing institution you will also be able to access, print and download all content, download citations, email links to content and save searches. 

How to create an account 

Click the Profile link located in the upper right hand corner of the page to create your account, as shown below.

SAGE Knowledge screenshot with the Profile link highlighted.


NOTE: creating this Profile account  is valid for SAGE Knowledge, Navigator, Research Methods and Videos. You will need to create a different account for SAGE Journals.