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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 myGGU login.

GGU's IT department will send you an invitation to create a password for your myGGU account.  If you have not yet received the email please contact IT department at help@ggu.edu.

 


 

Students, Staff, & Faculty:

As of January 2020, Golden Gate University is now using myGGU to log 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 http://www.ggu.edu/sso.

 

Can I still use my OpenAthens login?

After January 2020, all student, staff, and faculty OpenAthens logins will be expired, as old accounts we created which are being phased out.

The new way to login to OpenAthens when prompted is to use your myGGU credentials.

OpenAthens will present you with two login options when you attempt to use a GGU library database. Choose the first and enter your myGGU information. If you are unfamiliar with myGGU (the university’s new single sign on system) you can find information here:  http://www.ggu.edu/sso.

 

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

After January 2020, all student, staff, and faculty OpenAthens logins will be expired, as old accounts we created which are being phased out. 

The new way to login to OpenAthens when prompted is to use your myGGU credentials. 

 

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

After January 2020, all student, staff, and faculty OpenAthens logins will be expired, as old accounts we created which are being phased out. 

The new way to login to OpenAthens when prompted is to use your myGGU credentials. 

 

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 http://ggu.libguides.com/alumni.

Accessibility

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: