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Accessing Library Databases

This guide provides information on logging in to the library databases.

Accessing Databases

Accessing the Databases

The databases provided by the Business Library are collections of licensed materials (articles, ebooks) available for academic research to currently enrolled Golden Gate University Business School students, faculty, and staff.

Due to vendor contracts, we need to control access to the databases through a login. Use the database links from the library website so we can log you in to the library as a GGU user.



Students, Staff, & Faculty:

On Monday, October 28, Golden Gate University launched myGGU. myGGU is a new way of logging into the online applications and services that you use at the University, including the library. myGGU allows students to use one set of login credentials to access multiple applications. You'll now use your myGGU login information to access the library databases and online resources.



Frequently Asked Questions
What is myGGU?

For more information, please see


Can I still use my OpenAthens login?

If you have an activated OpenAthens login, you can continue to use it until January 2020. After January 2020, all student, staff, and faculty OpenAthens logins will be expired.


I forgot my OpenAthens password. How do I reset my password?

Use the Problems signing in? option on the OpenAthens login page.


I'm trying to reset my password, but OpenAthens isn't accepting it. Why?

Password length must be between 8 and 20 characters and contain a mix of letters and characters that are not letters. Passwords are case sensitive. Passwords cannot be the same as the username, contain series of ascending or descending characters (ABC or 123, for example), or contain strings known by hackers to be commonly used such as 'password' or 'letmein'. Passwords can use characters from this list:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 ! " £ $ % ^ & * ( ) - =_+[ ] { } ; ' # : @ ~ , . / < > ? \ |

For the best security, your own passwords should be difficult to guess but easy for you to remember and as lengthy as you can comfortably manage within the constraints.


I'm a Law student. Can I access the Business Library databases?

Due to vendor contracts, we can only provide Law students with on-campus access to the databases. Login credentials for walk-in users are available on signage near the public computer stations on the main floor of the library.


I was using a library database and got a message saying that my session has expired.

This sometimes happens after a period of keyboard inactivity. Click on the database web link to start again. Some databases have a limited number of concurrent users. If you get a message stating that the database is unavailable, try again at a later time.


I'm an alumni. How do I access the library databases?

If you have an activated OpenAthens login, you can continue to use it until further notice. For more information about accessing the library, please see


We provide access to the databases through the library's website. Some database vendors are better than others at providing information related to Accessibility. Any information available is typically included in the help link of the database.

If you need help accessing information through a library database, please contact us: