To access library databases from off campus and to place requests for materials from the library catalog, you will need to login using your VSC ID and password. This is the same as your Moodle ID and password. For more information about your login, go to the VTC Account Page, or the CCV Account Page.
When you access a library database from a link on the library homepage, the only login screen you should get is the portal login which prompts for your College Moodle login. If you get a database vendor login screen or are having trouble accessing a database, try accessing the database from our homepage.
If you are experiencing problems logging into Library databases, they might also be due to your firewall settings. If you do make any changes to your firewall settings to use the article databases, don’t forget to change them back when you are done.
Article Sharing/Using Folders in Library Databases
Full-Text in Library Databases
If you are using Search Hartness with the Available in Library Collection (full-text) limiter off, your results will include full-text articles and article citations. For articles which are only citations, select Place a Request, login using your Moodle login, and submit to get the full-text through our free inter-library loan service.
When you search other non-Ebsco databases with the full-text limiter off you will also return both kinds of results. When searching with the full-text limiter off you will see this icon to abstract only articles:
Always try selecting this link to check if the article is available full-text in another library database. If it is not available, you can request the article full-text by selecting the Place Request or Request item through interlibrary loan link. Limiting to full-text only in your search returns only full-text results. More on how to request articles here.
PDFs in Databases
- Edge/Internet Explorer – Click “Show all content” in the “Only secure content is displayed” warning at the bottom of the screen.
- Firefox – Click the shield icon in the address bar and select “Disable Protection on This Page.”
- Chrome – Click the shield icon in the address bar and select “Load anyway.”