Library Database vs Web
A library database is an organized collection of searchable premium proprietary content made available to UTSA users through library subscriptions. May be referred to as e-resource. Access through the library website.
Content on the web may be free or fee-based. Access by searching in browsers and apps, or typing in URLs. You don't have to login through the library website.
Business databases may include a wide variety of content such as journal articles, trade pubs, e-books, newspapers; industry, company, country and market research data and reports; statistics and data, including financial data; streaming media, and analytical tools.
Almost all library e-resources are available to UTSA users remotely through the library website. You will need to first set up Duo authentication. When you login to a database, you will be prompted to enter your abc123 and passphrase through Single Sign-on and complete Duo.
Where to Find a Database
- If you know the name of a database, go to Databases A to Z or browse by subject.
- Search for books and articles using Library Quick Search, a discovery tool that searches across multiple databases. Please note that many business databases are not searchable through Library Quick Search and have to be searched individually.
- Explore Research Guides to get familiar with relevant resources by a subject area.
Onsite Access on Designated Workstations
Some e-resources require access through a designated workstation: