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University of Portland Clark Library

ED 600: Introduction to Doctoral Research: Setting Up Your Accounts

Requesting Items from UP

Activating your Interlibrary Loan account
Use the UP ILLiad system for requesting journal articles (delivered online), book chapters (delivered online), and books (for pickup in-person at Clark Library, or request that books be mailed to your home address).

Managing Your Citations

⇒ Setting up a RefWorks account
Use RefWorks to automatically create bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago, and many other citation styles.

ProQuest RefWorks logo

  1. Go to our RefWorks guide.
  2. Choose the Create an Account link.
  3. Enter your UP email address.
  4. Create a password.
  5. Check your email for an account confirmation message.

Managing Your Search

⇒ Setting up a My EBSCOhost account
Some of the library's education databases are provided through the EBSCOhost platform. Setting up a My EBSCOhost account enables you to save results and searches, so you can access them beyond one search session [full list of library's Ebsco databases].

1. Select the Sign In link in the purple bar at the top of an EBSCO search screen. 

2. Below the Sign in Button, follow the Create one now link to set up an account. 

3. Fill out the form.

  • You can use any email address. It does not have to be your UP address.
  • You do not need to use your UP username and password. 

4. You can sign into your account from within any Ebsco database. Make sure to sign in before you start searching, so you can access any results or searches you saved later on.

⇒ Creating Search Alerts within My EBSCOhost | video tutorial

Creating Journal Alerts within My EBSCOhost | video tutorial
(Note: Use Education Source. This feature is not available in ERIC.) 

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