Accessing IRSC Libraries Databases

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Welcome to the tutorial on how to access the IRSC Libraries online databases. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to find and login to the library databases anywhere you have internet access.

IRSC Libraries

What is a library database?

The library databases are a collection of online resources purchased to aid students in conducting research. The resources include videos, newspaper articles, magazine articles, electronic books, and academic journal articles.

The Indian River State College Libraries subscribe to many different databases. Each database offers different content, so you'll want to choose the database that is most useful for your research question or assignment topic.

Where do I start?

Starting on the IRSC Libraries LibGuides homepage you will see a menu of links on the right side. The second link, Databases by Subject, will take you to all of the IRSC Libraries databases arranged by subject.

Click the Databases by Subject link.

Databases by Subject

Accessing the IRSC Libraries Databases

After clicking Databases by Subject, you will see the A-Z Databases page. This page also allows for filtering by subject.

Select a subject to view the recommended databases for that discipline or you can choose to go directly to an individual database from the alphabetical list on this page.

Databases by Subject page

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MyPioneerPortal Credentials

Once you've clicked on a database, you will see a login page. You will use your MyPioneerPortal credentials to log in. This is the same email address and password used for your RiverMail email account.

 Student MyPioneerPortal database log in

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Congratulations, you have successfully logged in to the library databases!


First-time users of MyPioneerPortal can create their password by following the instructions you receive in your activation email.

To reset your password, select "Need help signing in."

The librarians cannot reset MyPioneerPortal passwords, if you need additional assistance visit the tutorial on MyPioneerPortal.


Please enter your name and email address to retrieve a copy of your completed quiz.

You can enter multiple email addresses separated by commas. If you are doing this for a class, you may need to enter your instructor's email address also.


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