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Logging into Databases from Moodle for MCU Resident Students

by Virtual Librarian on 2017-12-27T10:41:00-05:00 in Databases

PLEASE NOTE: THESE INSTRUCTIONS DO NOT APPLY TO CDET STUDENTS

CDET STUDENTS GO TO http://library.usmc-mccs.org/cgi-bin/main.pl 

AND FOLLOW THE EBSCOHOST LINK

 

We've had a lot of questions about how to login to databases from the new Moodle platform. The Blackboard-to-Moodle change requires slightly different procedures in order to access Library databases. Follow our step-by-step instructions and learn what to expect (it's easy & painless, we promise!).

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW: If you don't have a Library card, get one. You'll need it in order to access the subscription databases reserved for MCU students, faculty and staff. NOTE: These instructions apply to resident students on campus in Quantico. If you are a CDET student, contact your direct support librarian for information on accessing Library resources for CDET students.

Ready? Here's how to do it:  


From Links in a Course Card
  1. Login to MCU's Moodle platform: https://usmc.usalearning.net.
  2. Click on any database link in your course card, or provided by a professor, etc.
  3. You'll be directed to the Library's sign-in page. This is the same page you use to manage your Library account.
  4. Enter your barcode number and password and click on SIGN IN. You'll stay signed in for 2 hours, unless you close out your browser. 

  


From Links on the Library's Moodle Page
  1. Login to MCU's Moodle platform: https://usmc.usalearning.net.
  2. Find the GRAY RESEARCH CENTER course. All students should be enrolled. If you are not, contact mcu_grc_virtual@usmcu.edu and request enrollment.
  3. Once inside the Gray Research Center course, click on the DATABASE LINKS section.
  4. Click on a database link.
  5. You'll be directed to the Library's sign-in page. This is the same page you use to manage your Library account.
  6. Enter your barcode number and password and click on SIGN IN. You'll stay signed in for 2 hours, unless you close out your browser. 

FAQs

Why is the login process different? The technologies behind Blackboard and Moodle are different. Basically, it is what it is.

Do all MCU students, faculty & staff need a Library card? Yes, if you want to access database content from offsite or through the Moodle platform.

Does this login work for CDET students? No. CDET students can use the database resources found on the HQMC MCCS Libraries page.

POC for problems? Contact the Virtual Branch at mcu_grc_virtual@usmcu.edu.


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