Research Databases - How to Access


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Research Databases - How to Access

  1. 1. Prince George’s Community College Library
  2. 2.  Start on the library’s website:
  3. 3.  Click on theResearch Databaseslink on the left side menu (A new window or tab will open)
  4. 4.  This is the landing page for the research databases
  5. 5. There are three options for finding databases on this page
  6. 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. 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. 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. 9. This view also has a description of each database.  Database Name Database Description
  10. 10. Option 3 View  Databases by Subject by clicking on the “By Subject” tab
  11. 11. Choose your Subject from thelist on the left side of the page  OR Scroll down thepage – each box is an individual subject
  12. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  17. 17. Questions or comments?  Send an e-mail to:  Maria Bonet  Thank you for watching.