“How do I log in?”
- Click on the link that says "Click here to log in now."
- In the first box, labeled "E-mail," enter either the e-mail address we have on file for you or your last name.
- In the second box, labeled "Password," enter either the password you have created or your member ID.
“How do I create a password?”
Rather than use your member ID to log in, you can create a password of your own choosing. Here's how:
- Go go the page titled Update Your Contact Information.
- Log in using your last name and member ID.
- Scroll down to the section labeled Contact Information. Verify that the e-mail address is the one you prefer that we use to contact you and enter the password you would like to use when logging in.
“I logged in successfully. Why can’t I read any journal articles unless they are marked ‘free’?”
Most likely you have logged in using your Learning Center credentials. Log in using your last name and member ID to be sure you are recognized as an NSTA member. Contact Member Services about merging your accounts.
“I can log in successfully, but I keep getting prompted to log in [or: the same page keeps loading]. What’s going on?”
The website’s authentication system will not work if you have disabled “cookies” in your browser. We use a session cookie to “remember” who you are as you move from page to page. If you have a question or concern about cookies, please read this How Stuff Works article about them.
“What does ‘Registered User’ mean?”
After you log in successfully, you will see one of the following descriptions after you are welcomed by name:
- NSTA Member
- NSTA Member
Your membership expires in x days
- Lapsed Member
- Registered User
The first three categories are self-explanatory, we think. The fourth applies to nonmembers who have registered at the NSTA website in order to take advantage of certain online features (e.g., placing PDFs in their Learning Center library). A Registered User is not equivalent to an NSTA Member. Registered Users are not entitled, for instance, to view journal articles (other than those marked “free”); they must purchase them in the NSTA Science Store.
“I can log in to the NSTA website, but not the NSTA Discussion Board. Why?”
The NSTA Discussion Board uses a separate registration system. Your NSTA member login will not work there. You must register for the Discussion Board separately by clicking on the "Register" menu item and following the instructions.
“I’ve tried everything described here and I’m still not able to log in—what now?”
If you continue to have a problem logging in, there may be an issue with the status of your membership. Please contact NSTA Member Services.