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Accessing Pfeiffer Library

Tutorials on how to log into your online accounts at Tiffin University and Pfeiffer Library

Individual Database Accounts

Several databases have their own account functions where you will need to create your own username and password.  To access the full features of these databases, you will need to create an account with it on your own.  If you are on campus, you may be able to access some database content without logging into your account.  However, logging in is required for most individual databases if you are off campus.  Common databases and their account login processes are included below as well as links to our database tutorials.

Academic Writer

Accessing Academic Writer On Campus

If you are on campus, you can view all content in the "Learn" tab without having to log into your account.  If you want to use the writing or references functions of Academic Writer ("Reference" and "Write" tabs) you will need create an account first.  To create an account, you will need to use the link from our A-Z database list follow our instructions here.  If you need extra assistance with Academic Writer, you can view our tutorial below.

 

Accessing Academic Writer Off Campus

You can access all content in the "Learn" tab without logging into an account off campus.  To use Academic Writer's other features, such as the "Reference" and "Write" tabs, you will need to use the link in our A-Z database list and create an account unless you have one already.  To create an account with Academic Writer, you can view our instructions here.  If you need extra assistance with Academic Writer, you can view our tutorial below.

 

Academic Writer Log In Screen

aw log in screen

EBSCOhost

Accessing EBSCOhost Databases On Campus

If you are connected to campus internet, you do not have to log into your My EBSCOhost account to access sources in EBSCO databases.  However, if you want to manage sources or access your personalized folder of sources, logging in is required.  You have the option to save sources without logging in, but they will be deleted once you close the internet browser.

 

Accessing EBSCOhost Databases Off Campus

To search for materials in EBSCOhost databases off campus, you will need to click on the database link in our A-Z list and verify your student status on the "Off Campus Access" screen.  This is not the same as logging into your My EBSCOhost account (if you have one).  You can search for sources without a My EBSCOhost account, but it is required for saving sources for future reference.

 

Off-Campus Access Login Screen (Mobile Version)

off campus login screen

 

For extra help on how to navigate an EBSCOhost database, you can view our tutorial on EBSCOhost databases below.

Grammarly

Grammarly is free to Tiffin University students, but your MUST create your account through your Tiffin University email address.  You can do this by clicking on Grammarly through our A-Z database list and clicking on the "Continue with Google" icon on the member login page.  This will connect your university Gmail account to Grammarly, which verifies your status as a student.  If you are asked for payment or credit card information, you are in the wrong place.

 

Grammarly Login Screen

 

grammarly login page

 

 

Grammarly Sign Up Screen

 

grammarly sign up screen

 

For extra assistance on using Grammarly, check out our database tutorial below.

NoodleTools

Regardless of whether you are off campus or connected to campus internet, you will need to log into a NoodleTools account to use the site's functions.  Choosing the option "Sign in with Google" on your first time will connect the NoodleTools app with your university Gmail.  This means the NoodleTools app will be visible and accessible through your Google account applications list.  This makes it easier to access in the future.  Specific instructions on how to link NoodleTools to Google Apps are here.

 

NoodleTools Login Screen

noodletools login screen

 

For extra assistance on how to use NoodleTools, you can view our NoodleTools tutorial below.

Accessing Individual Databases Off Campus

If you are accessing individual databases off campus, you will need to use the database link in our A-Z list and log into your account to gain full access to their resources.  Your username and passwords for these accounts are yours alone and the library cannot access them for you; meaning that we cannot modify their contents in any way.  If any known issues arise with these resources, the library will communicate them via the library blog and social media outlets.