Creating personal accounts in the Library’s databases is not necessary to access the database content. In fact, only two of our Library’s resources—RefWorks and Interlibrary Loan—require that you create a personal account. A number of Library databases do give you the option of creating accounts. But why bother creating accounts if you can access the content without them? There are a number of benefits to creating personal database accounts, particularly within databases you frequently utilize. Personal database accounts may allow you to save and organize resources, retrieve your search history, set up various alerts, and more.
This page will explain why you may want to set up an account within each of the NCU Library databases. It will also detail how to set up each personal account should you choose to do so.