Understanding dual logins for EBSCOhost, JSTOR and Sabinet

New users to literature service providers such as EBSCOhost, JSTOR and Sabinet often find the login/sign-in process confusing. Here's why: The service providers first need to know your affiliation (SATS) in order to know what literature you have permission to access. (Each institution can choose a literature package/set that they subscribe for on behalf of its staff and students.) Once you have identified your institution by logging in as SATS, you can then work in your own personal space (e.g. saving your searches, bookmarking favourite papers or books, loaning books from an e-library) by logging in as yourself. Thus, you need to log in twice:

  1. Log in to the service provider using the user name and password provided for it on the main SATS Research page: https://research.sats.edu.za/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl.
  2. Then log in with your own user account. (Of course, you need to register for an account the first time you use it.)

If you use password management software to store your passwords, you'll need to be careful that it does not autologin, attempting step 2 above before step 1.

PS: What about DOAJ? The Directory of Open Access Journals does not require a login. It is free to use, and only publishers of journals indexed in DOAJ need an account. You do not need a username or password to use the full range of our features. However, DOAJ has few journals on religion, let alone Christianity. You can Browse Subjects, then choose "Philosophy. Psychology. Religion" to trawl through the list of journals on these topics. (Opt for "Journals" and choose the "Full Text Language(s)" you can read.) Note that DOAJ does not list all open access journals.

Last modified: Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:22 AM