These instructions will guide you through the process of setting up accounts for RefWorks and My EBSCOhost. You will also test your login for Library Search and Interlibrary Loan, which is the same login you use to access your library account. Scroll down for a PDF version of these instructions.
Certain library resources, such as New York Times and Wall Street Journal and some nursing resources (Stat!Ref, BoardVitals, DynaMed) also require you to create a personal account for that resource. You can explore those on your own, if you wish.
1. Library Account, Library Search, and Interlibrary Loan
Your GU username (what comes before the @zagmail.gonzaga.edu in your email address) and the password for Blackboard and Zagmail will log you into:
2. RefWorks – RefWorks helps you save and organize the references you find in your research. RefWorks is also great for generating instant bibliographies in whatever citation style you need. You can also use it to create an annotated bibliography. You'll learn how to use RefWorks in Section 5.
3. My EBSCOhost – With a My EBSCOhost account, you can save search strategies, set up email alerts, and save search results in folders. My EBSCOhost is optional when using article databases, but it is required to use EBSCO eBooks.
All those usernames and passwords! How do you keep track of them? Are they on sticky notes all over your office or under your keyboard? Many people are using password managers to store all their assorted logins. Here are a few articles on the subject.
Reisinger, D. (2018). 10 password managers to keep credentials out of hackers hands. EWeek,
Whitney, L. (2019). Why you should use a password manager. Fortune.Com, N.PAG.
Wilson, S. (2018). Untangle your many logins with a password manager. Indiana Lawyer, 29(21), 5A.
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