Answered By: Robert Sebek Last Updated: Aug 12, 2015 Views: 237
The Virginia Tech Libraries has licensed a small selection of databases (sources of journal articles and ebooks) for use by Virginia Tech alumni. While most of our databases are licensed solely for use by current students, faculty, and staff, these select databases combined with our vetted list of freely accessible, scholarly databases and the licensed databases available to you through your local public library provide a wealth of academic, consumer, and business publications and data.
We control access to these select licensed resources through the Alumni Library Portal Sign In service. By authenticating with your PID and password, the databases will recognize you as a Virginia Tech alumnus and allow access to their content that is included in our subscription (we don't necessarily have access to everything through a given database).
In addition, anyone can access the majority of our restricted databases while on campus (including the National Capital Region campus).
LibX proxy shortcut
LibX is a browser extension that can make reconnecting to a resource via Alumni Library Portal Sign In much easier. If you have reached a licensed resource, such as a database or ejournal, but forgot to use Alumni Library Portal Sign In first, and thus are not able to access the resource, a simple right-click on the page will bring up a menu including a Reload via Alumni Library Portal Sign In option. Simply log in and the page you were trying to access will now work.
Problems with Alumni Library Portal Sign In access
See the Alumni Library Portal Sign In Frequently Asked Questions if you have any problems using the service.