Answered By: Daniel Kiely
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016     Views: 298

If you are trying to get into the article databases from home, you must start from the DVC Library's Databases page. You cannot go directly to,, or a link from a Google search, since the system won't know you are affiliated with DVC when you try to log in.

Once you click on the name of a database from the Library's Databases page, you will get a log in prompt asking for your LAST NAME and STUDENT ID, which looks like this:


Once you enter this information, you will have full access to this database.


If you are having trouble accessing the databases from off-campus, please contact a librarian and let them know your name and student ID, and what sort of error message you are receiving.

Related Topics

Contact Us

Have a question?

Visit or call the Reference Desk, (925) 969 - 2595, to speak with a DVC librarian during library business hours.


You can also contact a librarian via chat, text and email.


During non-business hours, you can chat with a librarian via QuestionPoint (green widget on right hand side), a service available 24/7.