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Chicago State University purchases database access for those who have an association with CSU. To verify association with CSU, the library asks for your CSU email account, user name, and password.
When attempting to access databases from off campus, you will be asked to provide your CSU email user name and password.
To access databases from off campus, from the alphabetical list of databases, simply click on any database. Two small boxes will appear like this in the upper left portion of your screen.
Your user name is your CSU email account user name. Your user name is the first half or first part of your e-mail account everything up to the @ symbol. Do not include the @csu.edu. For example, if your email account is email@example.com, your user name is sjones.
The password required is the CSU Cougar Connect password. You should have received a letter in the mail with your CSU email user name and password. This is also your authentication username and password.
If you have questions about your CSU e-mail account, please visit the Library Help Center in the Library- NAL 147. The Help Desk can be reached by phone at 773 995-2537 or 773 995 2211.
We utilize several providers of electronic databases including EBSCO, JSTOR, FirstSearch, and Proquest. Each provider describes detailed use of its database. These presentations may require the use of a Flash® player.