You need a valid CSU Email Address and Password, issued by Internet Telecommunications Department (ITD), to access library databases on and off campus. If a database requests a username it is everything before the @ sign in your email address and not the full email address.
After you have logged in to Chicago State, several databases allow you to create accounts directly with them. The information about those accounts is between you and the database provider.
If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact the reference department at 773 995 2235.