eMBA Orientation

Tips on library use and links to selected resources for eMBAs

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.


Remote Access

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

  1. If you know the name of a database, go to Databases A to Z or browse by subject.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

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