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Remote Services & Access: Databases & eArticles
This guide describes the services the library offers that can be utilized remotely and how to access them.
Find information and tutorials on a handful of our top databases below.
The University Library provides access to over 118 online databases (found here and here) on a wide range of subjects, including business, career and test prep, health, humanities, language learning, literature, news, North Carolina, religion, science, and social sciences.
After clicking a database link, you will be brought to a page where you enter your Shaw credentials to gain access to the resource. The Library uses the same single sign-on used to access Bearsnet and Moodle.
eLibrary helps simplify the research process and empowers novice researchers to more easily and efficiently choose their research topic and find authoritative information to support their research claim.
Online archive of multi-discipline journal articles.
Films on Demand
Films on Demand contains thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
Using Proxy for Off-Campus Access
When accessing online library resources such as databases and ebooks from off-campus, you will first be taken to the Proxy Login page. Here you will enter your Shaw University credentials:
Use your student ID# for the username, and the associated PIN as the password. (These are the same credentials you use to get to Bearsnet, the same password you use for your @bears.shawu.edu email.)
For Faculty and Staff:
Use the prefix only of your shawu.edu email address as the 'Username' (e.g. 'yourname' in email@example.com)
You must be a current student, staff, or faculty member of Shaw University to be granted access.
Please contact us if you have any trouble with this process.
ProQuest is the Library’s largest database. It contains articles from major international and national newspapers such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as scholarly / peer-reviewed research for most topics, including business, science, social science, education, and history. If uncertain where to begin your search, ProQuest Central is an excellent place to start.