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Faculty LibGuide: Online Databases

This guide is to show what library resources and services are available to faculty.

    Off-Campus Access **UPDATED**

There are now two ways to access databases or other online library materials.

Instead of going through the Portal you can click directly on the database you wish to use. A blue screen will appear and you will be asked to type in your ID number. This is the number on the bottom right corner of you ID card.

The first is through the SWTJC Portal. From off-campus, you will log in to your Portal account. Select the Library tab at the top of the page. You may need to change the Cookies and Security settings in your browser if you do not see the phrase, "Click for SWTJC Online Library Resources." Instructions on how to change your computer's settings can be found by clicking on the HELP TOOLS link on the Library Home Page or scrolling to the bottom of the Library Home Page. 

Questions? Contact the Library at 830-591-7254


  Selecting Appropriate Databases

What Databases Contain:  The SWTJC/SRSU-RGC Library purchases subscriptions to databases that can be accessed 24/7 from off campus as well as on campus.  Databases may include material from books, popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, statistics, and evaluated websites. Some databases (Films on Demand) contain streaming video.  

Databases by Subject:  The Databases by Subject list consolidates specialized databases by discipline.  Databases that are useful for a variety of disciplines are listed in the General/Multidisciplinary link. 

Alphabetical List:  Databases are arranged alphabetically, with a short description, in the Alphabetical List of Databases.  Use the alphabetical list to find a database you already know the name of. 

Using Databases:  Although databases have different features, most work the same way.  After you open an article, look on the screen for icons that allow you to email or print the article.  For pdf documents, always click the separate link for Citation and print that page so you will have complete citation information.

Databases A to Z (Complete List)


  Tips for Finding Articles

Fulltext - Some of the subscription databases contain citations and abstracts of articles in addition to the full text of articles.  To make sure that you access complete articles, click the fulltext box on your search screen.  You may have to use the Advanced Search option or click More Search Options to display this box. 

Scholarly Journals - Subscription databases often allow you to limit your search results to scholarly journals (which also may be called peer-reviewed or academic journals).  Look for a box that allows you to limit results to scholarly journals.  You may have to use the Advanced Search option or click More Search Options to display this box. 

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