Q. How do I gain access to my login information on EBSCOhost?

I am attempting to get some articles from the information technology EBSCOhost database, but I do not know my login information, nor know how to get my login information in order to view the articles.

Answer

Sometimes you are prompted for a username and password if you try to open a book or article from the databases with a link instead of accessing them through the library's website. If you access the databases through the library website you will never be asked for a username and password, just your 14 digit library card number, which you can find on the back of your student ID or in SOLAR. Once you log in to the Solar System, you'll find your library number in the Contact Information section under Account Information.

To access ebooks on EBSCOhost, start from the library's website, then click Find articles and databases. Click on one of the categories of databases that contain the link to ebooks on EBSCOhost, such as General/Interdisciplinary or Books/Ebooks. Then click on eBooks on EBSCOhost (NetLibrary). At this point you will be prompted for your library card number. 

If you are specifically looking for articles in the databases as opposed to ebooks, then you will probably want to choose another database, since ebooks on EBSCOhost contains ebooks. Since you say you are interested in articles on information technology, I would choose a database from the Computers/Technology category, such as Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (EBSCO).

If you have a link to a book or article available through the library's databases, but not the title of the article, try opening the database first, and then trying to open the link. That occasionally works, although it's always better to keep track of the citation information for the article rather than gambling that the link to the article will open again.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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