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Resources For Online Students: Online Databases

This guide will help students find the resources they need to succeed in online classes.

Help With Databases

To search the LSCS databases on a personal device, you will need to enter the 14-digit library barcode located on the back of your Lone Star ID/ library card. If you do not have a Lone Star ID/ library card, use your MyLoneStar username and password by clicking the link below the barcode login (see the "How To Log In To A Database" box below). If you want to get a library barcode, fill out the Library Card Request Form.

For help using the databases, CHAT with a librarian!


How To Find A Database

To find a database, go to and choose from the list of subjects. If you are not sure how to get to a database that you can search, click on the document below.


How To Find A Scholarly Article

If your instructor has required you to use scholarly or peer-reviewed articles (they are the same thing by the way), there are easy ways to limit your search so that all the articles in your results list are scholarly/ peer-reviewed. Look for words such as "Limit Your Results" on the search page. It is also a good idea to limit your search to "Full Text," so that everything in your search results will include the full article.

Here is an example from Academic Search Complete:

How To Log In To A Database

Once you have clicked on the title of a database, you will be asked to log in. You can log in with either your Library Barcode OR your myLoneStar Username & Password.