Using the Montana History Portal site: Access and initial set up

Using the Montana History Portal site: Access and initial set up

Anyone can access the Montana History Portal site at

Anyone can access the Montana History Portal site at

The Basics:
On the landing page there are navigational options along the left-hand side of the screen. 

Home will return the user to the home page
Browse All brings up a browsing page to explore the contents of The Portal
Search is for specific terms, authors, subjects, people and types of resources. The results can be narrowed down with facets. 
My History will save the history of searches for the duration of your session. Once the page has been closed the history is erased. 
Login is where users can register for an account and log in. Users must be logged in for some features to work.

More displays background information about The Portal such as partners, contributors, resources, an about us section, and where contributors can see their contributions.

To register with the Portal:

Click on the Login button on the side bar to  open a page for registered users to log in, or for new users to register.
Image of the navigational links with a red arrow pointing at the Log In link.

To register, enter a name and an email address and click the Register button.
A confirmation window will open to explain that a new password has been sent to the email that was used for registration. 

Check the email that was used to register and use the confirmation link to set up your new password. 
Image of the password change screen

If the email isn't there, make sure to check spam and junk folders just in case.

Follow the instructions in the email and log in with the password. 

After completing the registration process other Portal tools will become available.  

Congratulations! You have registered!

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