Q. How do I create a ScholarlyCommons account?


Although you can explore ScholarlyCommons and download materials without logging in, an account will allow you to sign up for personalized notifications and other email announcements, as well as to submit materials to the site. Accounts are free. They are available both to Penn and non-Penn users and are thus NOT based on PennKey authentication.

To create an account
  1. Select My Account from the left navigation column

  2. Choose "create new account" option

  3. Click “signup”

After you provide your name, email address, and initial password (and, optionally, an institutional affiliation*), the system will confirm registration via email. Use a different password from the one you use for your university account, or other sensitive accounts. (For example, Penn users should NOT use their PennKey password.) Logins and email password notifications are currently not encrypted and may be intercepted.

*If you are affiliated with Penn, please add your institutional affiliation as “University of Pennsylvania” REGARDLESS of your school or other affiliation at Penn.

To log into your account

Select My Account from the left navigation column and then enter your email address and password. If you forget your password, you can enter your email address without a password, and will receive your password immediately by email. If you want to change your password, go to the "My Account" page and choose the "Edit Profile" option.

  • Last Updated Jul 06, 2020
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  • Answered By Margaret Janz

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