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This presentation shows how to access the online databases from the Prince George's Community College Library website.

This presentation shows how to access the online databases from the Prince George's Community College Library website.

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  • 1. Prince George’s Community College Library
  • 2.  Start on the library’s website:http://library.pgcc.edu
  • 3.  Click on theResearch Databaseslink on the left side menu (A new window or tab will open)
  • 4.  This is the landing page for the research databases
  • 5. There are three options for finding databases on this page
  • 6. Option 1 Navigate by  scrolling down the page until you find the database that fits your needs. Databases are listed in alphabetical order.
  • 7. Option 2  If you know the name of the database, use the alphabet tabs at the top to access databases that start with that letter.
  • 8. In this example - We clicked on the P tab…  …for PROQUEST Click the database title (blue link) to access. (Selection will open in a new window or tab).
  • 9. This view also has a description of each database.  Database Name Database Description
  • 10. Option 3 View  Databases by Subject by clicking on the “By Subject” tab
  • 11. Choose your Subject from thelist on the left side of the page  OR Scroll down thepage – each box is an individual subject
  • 12. In this example we usedHumanities, Literature & Philosophy  Click on the Humanities, Litera ture & Philosophy link on the left side menu to “jump” to that box.
  • 13. These are all thedatabasesavailable underthe subject –Humanities,Literature &Philosophy Click on the database title to enter/access the content and commence your research
  • 14. WHAT DO ALL THOSE ICONS MEAN?  The icons represent the type of resources or content formats that each database carries. Each individual icon is explained in the ICON LEGEND located on the right side of each page.
  • 15. EXAMPLE:  Computer Database includes content from the following resources and in the following formats: • electronic articles from journals / magazines • e-books • images • streaming videos The lock icon means that it is a subscription database.
  • 16. OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS To access the resources off-campus (remotely) you needthe following information:  Students: enter your Owl Link user ID & password  Faculty & staff: use your network login & passwordTo report technical problems with your login contactthe Help Desk at 301-322-0637 or send an emailto helpdesk@pgcc.edu
  • 17. Questions or comments?  Send an e-mail to:  Maria Bonet  bonetmd@pgcc.edu Thank you for watching.