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Online Library Services: Article Databases

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Dr. Frank A. Franco Library Learning Center
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607

Off-Campus Access to Article Databases

Login Procedure

1.  Access the Library Databases page

2.  Select a database

3.  You may be prompted to enter the following information:

  • Your Alvernia email as your user name (ex.
  • Your corresponding Alvernia password (the same one used for Outlook or BlackBoard)

4.  Click on the “Submit” button

5.  Note: If this is your first time using the library's databases with OpenAthens, you may see the below agreement pop up. Select "Yes" to proceed to the databases. 

OpenAthens Consent Agreement Screen

Need additional help? Call, chat, email, or visit the library!


Note:  For those who are unable to access the databases, call or visit the library circulation desk (610-796-8223).

Database Tutorials

Do you need help using a database? 

Check the list of tutorials on the Database Tutorials page of the How-to LibGuide.

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