Connect to Library Databases from Off Campus

Easy Instructions to Connect from Off Campus

1. Go to the Library Home Page.
2. Click on the database of your choice.
3. A text box will appear.
4. Type your username and password that you use for your Vanguard email.
5. Now you can begin searching the databases for journal articles and other e-resources.

24/7 VU Access Privileges

As a member of the Vanguard University community, you have full access to a host of electronic resources, including databases, journals, magazines, music, images, videos, archives, and e-books. Because these are licensed subscriptions, only current students, faculty, and staff of Vanguard have access to them.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    • Where do I go to access library databases from on and off campus?
      The library webpage allows access to the databases:
    • When going to a database, what information is required in the login and password fields?
      Students, faculty, staff, and emeritus faculty use their Vanguard University username and password to gain access to the databases.
    • What if I can’t access a database? Check the following:
      1. Is your username and password correct?
        If you are a current student, faculty, or staff member, and you do not NOT yet have your VU username and password, please contact the IT Department at (714)-619-6500 to obtain this information.
      2. Are the caps lock and numbers lock off?
      3. Are you accessing the database directly from the library webpage?
    • Who should I contact if I have difficulties accessing the databases?
      Call our Information Technology Department at (714) 619-6500 or email at
    • Do I have to log in every time I open my browser?
      Yes. You will be prompted for your username and password when you try to access the databases. Once you have logged in, you can use different databases without being prompted for your username and password. If you close your browser, you will need to log in again.