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Database Access

Accessing the DB's | Additional Online Resources

Access to subscription databases at the LRC is generally done either through Sullivan University Library's web page and will require valid Sullivan University System registration information.  Some databases may be accessed through other sites like the Kentucky Virtual Library.

         See also: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

User's should be aware of Spencerian College's Computer Use Policy.

Take some time and learn to use the advance search features in databases.

Learn to evaluate the web pages and information that you find.  See the Evaluating Web Sites page.

Remember -- Not everything is on the Internet and "Anyone" can put up a web page.

Accessing the Databases

Go to the Sullivan University Library's web page:

SUL Lib Screen

  • select Article and E-Books from the left menu -or- select the tab option Search Databases
    These will take you to different screens, more on this below.

  • Selecting Articles and E-Books from the left menu will bring you to the Atricles and E-Books screen.

    You will need to click on the title
    Login to Databases - see red box below.

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  • Alternately, selecting the Search Databases tab will open the Search Databases tab (screen below).

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    Click on Access the databases and you will be taken to the screen above this one Articles and E-Books - follow the instructions there.

  • OFF CAMPUS - If you are accessing from off campus, after you click Login to Databases on the Articles and E-Books screen a pop-up screen will appear - yours may look different then the one below - where you will enter your login verification information.

    Enter your User Name and Password - the one you use to login to the network or Student Portal.

    You may have to enter suscorp\ before before your User Name, example, 
           please note the use of the backslash \ - not a forward slash /,

    Click OK

  • The Databases screen should appear - see below.

    Popular Databases and Trial Databases are provided here for easy access, they are not the only databases we subscribe to.  For more information or if you are asked for a login info and password see the Databases by Alphabetical List.

    Under All Databases select Databases by Alphabetical List to see an annotated list of the databases as well as additional inforamtion, or, select
    Databases by Subject.

    Please note - if you are accessing from off-campus the Databases by Alphabetical List will provide you with additional off-campus access instructions, passwords and login information you will need to access certain databases and services.

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More on online databases

Subscription databases are accessed through Sullivan University Library's web page as described above and require a valid SUS password and ID.  See below for database information available on the Internet.

For an alphabetical list with description and additional information when logged into the databases click on Databases by Alphabetical List or Databases by Subject.

Learn to use the features in the Basic and Advanced searches to help limit results.
If you know the specific journal you want to search click on the Publications tab and you can limit to a specific journal or website, if it is indexed by ProQuest. Use the Topics tab for more general subject area searches.

For how-to information on accessing EbscoHOST, ProQuest and other subscription databases see the information given above on this page.  To go directly to the Sullivan University Library's web page to begin searching - you will need a valid Spencerian/SUS user name and password.

Additional article and online information may be available on the Internet and through other databases as well.

See also:
The Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.  Browse by subject is available.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Publications - a large list of journals, etc., many with full text access.

PubMed Central - the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, providing free access to the full text of articles. - PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full-text articles which may be found in other databases such as PubMed Central or at publisher web sites. (US National Library of Medicine / The National Institutes of Health)  

See also -- additional web sites on LRC pages that may give access to journals and articles.  
See also -- the LRC Resources section for additional searching information and the handout Finding Articles Online.