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Off Campus Access to Databases

SUNY New Paltz students, staff and faculty may use the online databases from off campus.  

Use this guide or the library homepage to navigate to the database you would like to access  When you click on the link, you will be prompted to enter your NPCUID and password. Enter your information, and you will have access to the database!

What is a database?


Library databases are indexes that allow users to search for articles from various publications and/or periodicals (journals, newspapers, or magazines).

The information found in a database result consists of  3 parts: a citation, an abstract, and when it is available, the full-text of the article.

Citation- gives the publication information for the article or book chapter including author, title, periodical name, issue, date, and pages numbers.

Abstract -A brief summary of an article or book.

Full-text – a complete copy of the entire article.