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Nash FAQ: Database/Resource help: Home

Questions and answers about specific library resources

General Resource Access 

Q. How do I log into my account to access electronic content? (I need to search for an article.)

Answer: To access electronic content to search our current electronic holdings for research articles or ebooks:

  • Begin searching from either the library's Enterprise Search on library homepage or one of the electronic collections on the Databases (A-Z Resource List). 
  • All users will be prompted to log into account using your full email and Gannon password.
  • Following successful login you will be taken to resource search screen. 
  • Account remains active during browser session. 

Q. Why am I being asked to login to access Academic Search Ultimate on campus?

Answer: Library resource use is limited to current Gannon students, staff and faculty. All library users are asked to log into subscribed content using Gannon's single sign-on tool using Gannon email and password. 

Q. I am an alumni, and I was wondering if I still have access to Nash Library's online databases.

Answer: Unfortunately, our subscriptions do not permit alumni access to the library databases. Alumni and community patrons are able to use our CloudSource OA tool available as part of the Enterprise Search tool in order to search freely available electronic scholarly content. 

Q. How can I search for dissertations?

Answer: Dissertations completed by Gannon students can be searched using the Dissertations @ Gannon University search tool on the Dissertation Information tab of the Leadership Studies section of the library website.

Additional Open Access Dissertation collection links are provided in the Online Dissertation Searches box on the same page.

Q. How do I access EBSCOhost?

Answer: The library provides access to a number of databases from the EBSCOhost provider. To see a full list of databases visit the Databases listing page and using the All Vendors/Providers drop down list, select EBSCOhost. 

If you are looking to do a general search, the first database on the page listing Academic Search Ultimate is a multi-disciplinary database that can be used for general searching for all topic areas or subjects.