Databases in libraries are valuable collections of copyright-protected images, magazine articles, video clips, encyclopedias, e-book content, primary sources, simulations and more that save researchers time and improve student learning.
How to access APS’s databases:
- Use Canvas in a browser (such as Safari, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Using the “app” for Canvas doesn’t work.)
- Navigate to any teacher’s Canvas course and find the link to the “APS Library Resources” toward the bottom of his or her course menu.
- Follow that link to arrive at the screen pictured below.
- Click open your entry point (pictured below) and select the database you want to explore.
- It’s easy! Watch the video below for a demonstration.
H-B’s community should NOTICE linked at the bottom additional databases to which H-B subscribes including Art, Music, Pop Culture and History.
Video Demonstration– How to reach APS databases:
- Trouble-shooting: These methods no longer provide the full access you need. Use the steps above, instead:
- Canvas App. (Don’t use it for database research!)
- MackinVia (except if other the steps above fail. It does not provide full access.)
- Do not make the mistake of ‘googling” for our database entry point. You will arrive at a login page that will not function, or marketing information from the company. Use Canvas.
- By using Canvas, you are applying your “one login” credentials via APS My Access. That pathway provides access whether you are on campus or off campus.
- Report any challenges to Maggie in the library for trouble-shooting with our technologists. Her e-mail: margaret . carpenter @ apsva.us
- Teachers note: how to link a source from your Canvas Course or assignment.
- Learn why students and teachers use databases!