Digital Library

Accessing databases on and off the campus

When you try to log into the databases, please have your PSU Computer ID and Password ready, the same ID and password you use to log into on-campus computers and email in the library and lab. If you cannot log-in to access an article, e-book, a conference paper or database, contact ITC Help Desk to reset your password. If you get an error message regarding EZproxy, please email Lanie Klinkner or the library. Moreover, when you are asked for payment or a non-PSU computer log-in, you need to go back to the Library Home Page or contact the library to find out if the requested articles can be obtained through alternative resources.

Research Assistance

The PSU Libraries offer a range of research support - Ask A Librarian, Library Information Literacy, Online Resources and Research Support, to name a few. Just make an appointment for a research assistance session with a librarian if you have difficulty finding the right research papers for your assignment and project.

PSU Library Databases

The Library provides you with access to both general and subject databases. General databases cover a wealth of subjects and topics and are useful for you to get started in your research since the general databases present information about many disciplines.

Examples of general databases:

Academic Search Ultimate Humanities Full Text Emerald Insight Nexis Uni/LexisNexis

Subject Specific databases provides access to scholarly articles, books or conference proceedings relating to particular discipline or subject.

Examples of subject specific databases

Business Source Ultimate Applied Science and Technology Full Text Art and Architecture Complete Medline Complete

Kind reminder for using the PSU Library databases

The databases are only available to current students, faculty and staff at PSU via the gateway, EZproxy. Usage of the databases is closely monitored by Saudi Digital Library and publishers. Access can be denied due to inappropriate use. All the users need to adhere to local and international copyright laws and fair use.