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Accessing databases (NEW LOGIN Process as of Summer 2015)

Ryan Library subscribes to over 80 Reference Databases.  These subscription-based resources provide online access to journal and magazine articles and/or citations. 

You can access these databases from many places on the Ryan Library home page, including:

  • Choose a specific database from our list of Reference Databases
  • Choose to search just our EBSCO databases by using the search box in the Articles tab under Quick Search Tools on the Ryan Library home page
  • Choose the Books & More tab under Quick Search Tools on the Ryan Library home page, and choose to view the results from a specific article database (ABI Inform Complete, JSTOR, ProQuest Religion, and Proquest Nursing & Allied Health,
  • Choose a database from one of the many library "Research Guides"

Once you select a database, this screen will display, asking you to log in.                

Access screen to Library Databases

Simply enter your PLNU network ID username and password.

Here is an example:

     Username: jsmith1997 (do NOT add the @pointloma.edu)

     Password: should be your regular PLNU network password

Questions? Contact us (or use the Ask a Librarian box on this page).

Note: If you are a guest in the library, and wish to use a database, see a librarian for assistance.

All Research Guides at Ryan Library

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Ryan Library Phone Numbers

Circulation (Front) Desk: (619) 849-2312

Reference Desk: (619) 849-2337