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Distance Education Student Resources

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Criss Library provides Internet access to many resources especially helpful to Distance Education students:

  • over 200 databases, most containing articles published in thousands of research journals;
  • over 400,000 electronic books and government documents;
  • audio and video streaming services, reference books, historical newspapers, and much more.

To use these resources, you must have a library account to confirm that you are a currently-enrolled UNO student.

Create Your Library Login

It’s important you set up your new library login so you can access:

  • Your Library Account:
    • View fines
    • Put books on hold
    • Renew items
    • See what you have checked out
  • eBooks
  • Databases from off-campus


  1. Go to the library website,
  2. In the upper left hand corner, click on "My Account" (drop-down option under "My Account tab).
  3. On the library account login page, click "Set/reset password" directly underneath the "Sign In" button.
  4. In the box that opens, enter your NU ID # & click "Request new password." An email with instructions will be sent to your UNO email account.
  5. The link in your email will take you to the screen shown below. Fill in the fields and click "Change Password."

**Please note, User Name = NU ID #. Very important!!**

change password box screenshot

You can now login to your library account, eBooks, and databases with your NU ID # and newly created password.

If you have any questions or issues regarding setting up your library login, please call the Research Center at 402-554-2661.

Quick Start to Finding Resources

Catalog search bar

If you're looking for books or ebooks, use the "Books & More" tab, which will bring you to the library catalog. If you need articles, use the "Databases" tab, which will bring you to a list of all of our databases.