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Collaborative MBA: Important Access Information

Access to Electronic Library Resources

An integral part of the CMBA program is being able to access the electronic resources at any of the four institutions’ libraries. This page explains the process for accessing electronic resources, whether at Bluffton, CMU, EMU, or Goshen.

All students will be registered as a student at one campus, i.e., their home campus. Students will be able to access resources at their home library just as any other student at that campus would.

In addition, all CMBA students will have access to the electronic resources at the other three libraries as well. For example, a student registered at Bluffton will be able to access research databases at CMU, EMU, and Goshen.

The login process will vary depending on where you are a home student and which institution’s resources you’re trying to access. For example . . .

A CMU student will use their CMU login information to access research databases. And so when a CMU student tries to access the Business Source Premier database through the CMU Library website, they’ll be prompted to enter their CMU username and password.

If this same CMU student wants to access a database at Goshen, they will use a “generic” login, one that is common to all students in the CMBA program. You should have received this login information (username and password) in a separate correspondence.

Why should you use the home login at your home institution? You can actually use the generic login to access a resource at your home institution. But using your home library’s login information allows you to take advantage of the full benefits at your home library. In the case of CMU students, for example, using their CMU information will allow them to place requests for materials not available at the CMU Library.


The generic login is for library electronic resources only, at any of the four libraries. It is not for any other network or resource access (such as for Moodle).

This login will be changed annually, but you should receive that information at the appropriate time.

Faculty teaching in the program, as well as selected administrators and library staff, will also be using the generic login to access resources at non-home libraries.