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On Saturday, October 19, 8am-12pm, several university systems will be upgraded, resulting in possible access interruption to the library website, DigitalHub, Box, Canvas, and other federated systems.

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. While we try to make contact with all new interns and fellows at hospital orientations, we may have missed you this year. Did you know that you can access all library resources from both on and off campus?

To register for access, you need a NU Net ID which you should have received in an email about your Northwestern email account. It's usually in the format: abc1234

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, call us at 312-503-8126 or drop us an email. 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

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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.

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

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Updated: October 10th, 2019 12:09