What is Elements?
Northwestern Elements is a warehouse of scholarly products. This web-based system allows for a continuous, dynamic feed of publication information from multiple sources. Elements is provided by Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center. There is no public interface for the data added to Northwestern Elements. Profiles can be viewed by any other user in the Northwestern Elements system.
How do I access Elements?
Access Elements directly: https://elements.northwestern.edu
Log in with your NetID and password. Log in while on campus or use the NU VPN if you are off campus.
Need help with your NetID?
Who is my Super User in Northwestern Elements?
Super users edit publication information in Northwestern Elements on behalf of faculty. You can find your super user by contacting your department administrators. See here: https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/fao/resources/administrative-contacts.html
Are you a new Super User of Northwestern Elements?
New super users of Northwestern Elements should sign up for an in-person Northwestern Elements class (sign up here: https://galter.northwestern.edu/course_info/241) where they will receive the necessary permissions to be a super user. If super users prefer taking the pre-recorded class, they need to email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact their Liaison Librarian ahead of time to request the necessary permissions to be a super user for Northwestern Elements.
I need help and training!
Don't worry, Elements help documentation is available in this guide.
Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center holds semi-regular training in curating and refining publication data in Elements. Training will include the following:
For more assistance with using Elements, explore this guide or contact email@example.com.