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Quick Guide to Library Resources: Finding Articles Using Library Databases

Tips on how to access library resources from on or off campus

Accessing Databases

There are several ways to search for database articles held by Schewe Library. The most straightforward way is to use the "Looking for Something?" box at the top of the library page. Another simple way to search many databases at once is to use the "Multi-database Search" icon on the homepage Multi-Database Search Icon. This icon will take you to a page where you can search many databases at once by title, subject, author, or a wide variety of other fields. Be sure to take a minute to consider the filters that are available when you are searching. These will let you limit your search by date, item type, full text, or a number of other helpful variables.

If you would prefer to search in a more subject specific database, use the "Databases" icon Databases Iconon the homepage to go to our database list page. This page lists all of the databases that Schewe Library makes available to students, faculty, and staff. Read the descriptions on the page to find out more about each database.

If you need to use our databases, but are not connected to the campus internet, these is one extra step you will have to take for most databases. You must access the database from the library databases page. Then, when you click on the link for the database, you will be taken to a login page. Simply enter your NetID and passwords (the same ones you use for SSO), and log in. Then you should be able to access the database.

There are two exceptions to the way off campus access works: Kanopy and the New York Times both require that you create a personal account in order to be able to access the sites from off campus.