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Welcome New Residents and Fellows!


Access Journals, Books, and UpToDate from Anywhere

The Galter Health Sciences Library would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and continuing residents and fellows. Did you know that you can access all library resources from both on and off campus?

To register for access, you need a NU NetID which you should have received in an email about your Northwestern email account. It's usually in the format: abc1234. If you don’t know your NU NetID, use the NU People Directory and search by name.

To get started with your registration, just click "My Galter" at the top right-corner of the library's website, and follow the prompts. If you have any problems, drop us an email or contact the liaison librarian for your department. Once registered on our website, just log in with your NU NetID on future visits and enjoy seamless access to all our electronic resources.

Alternative option: use the NU VPN

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA): All logins to library resources require an additional security step using Multi-factor authentication. Download the Duo Mobile app now so you don't encounter any connection issues going forward. Learn more about the library's MFA requirement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get access to UpToDate on my mobile device?
Create an account through the UpToDate link on the Galter Library home page. If you already have an account from your previous institution, you can consolidate accounts. More details are on our Library Services FAQs guide.

What other mobile apps do I have access to through the library?
See our full list of Mobile Resources.

What about pharmacology tools?
Access Clinical Pharmacology, which includes NMH's hospital formulary. See more resources on our Pharmacology GalterGuide.

What other resources do I need to know about?
Browse our Clinical Medicine guides or view all GalterGuides by topic.

Can the library help me with a systematic review?
Yes, we can. See an outline of our systematic review services.

How do I access the physical library space?
The library is located at 320 E. Superior Street and is open during these hours. As of June 2021 the Galter Library is still observing COVID-19 protocols and is open to users with badge-swipe access only. To enter the library during this time, you must use a university-issued Wildcard or Northwestern Medicine badge for swipe access. Hospital-issued badges will not work. Contact the Wildcard office directly about obtaining this type of identification.

What about the questions I don't even know I have yet?
See our FAQs.

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Updated: August 2, 2023