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How to find library resources for your research projects.

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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:
      • See what you have checked out
      • Renew items
      • Put books on hold
      • View fines
    • eBooks
    • Databases from off-campus
  • Instructions
    1. Go to
    2. In the upper right hand corner, click on "My Account" OR "MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT LOGIN"
    3. When new page opens, click "Set/reset password" at the bottom of the sign-in box.
    4. From 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 this screen. Fill in fields and click "Change Password." **Please note, User Name = NU ID #. Very important!!**

6.   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

Go to the Criss Library website at and look for the Research Tools column on the left side of the homepage.  Browsing through the All Databases A-Z directory and searching in the Criss Library Catalog can quickly give you a sense of the possibilities.

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