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Alumni Library

How to Register for Library Services

Register for Library Services 


 A Library Account and ILLiad are key services that require personal accounts. 

Create personal accounts for ClinicalKey, RefWorks, or UpToDate if you use these resources routinely.


Register for a Library Account to:


  • Borrow items from the Alumni Library or OhioLINK libraries.
  • Renew items checked out from the Alumni Library or OhioLINK libraries.
  • Use our library's e-resources off-campus.

Register for ILLiad to:


  • Request journal articles and other documents from our library (document delivery). 
  • Request journal articles and other documents from outside libraries (interlibrary loan).
  • Borrow books from other libraries (interlibrary loan).
  • Must have a Library Account before you can register for ILLiad.
  • Temporary employees are not eligible for an ILLiad account.

Register for ClinicalKey to:


  • Download PDFs of book chapters. 
  • Add items to your Reading List to read later.
  • Add images to Presentation for exporting to PowerPoint.

Register for RefWorks to:


  • Create an online database of citations from your research and computer searches.
  • Collaborate with others in writing papers, chapters, and books.
  • Format references and create bibliographies for papers using various styles.
  • Must be on campus to register for RefWorks.
  • Off-campus use requires a group code. Contact us for the group code: 216-444-5697, library@ccf.org.

Register for UpToDate to:

  • Download the mobile app for your smartphone or tablet.
  • Must be on campus to register for UpToDate.
  • Must validate your personal account every 30 days on campus.
  • Note: no personal account required to access UpToDate from a computer.