Access UBC Databases

To access and use the UBC databases

  • Go to UBC Library website at
  • Highlight the “Indexes & Databases” tab
  • Choose “Advanced Search”
  • Browse the alphabetical list of indexes/databases OR Search by keyword

NOTE: Browsing is more effective than keyword searching but you will need to know which databases cover your topic.  For information on choosing the appropriate database go to “Databases by Subject” at and review the subjects list.

  • Choose the Alphabetical letter for the database you want (e.g. A for “Academic Search")
  • Choose Academic Search Complete
  • Choose the “Connect via the Web” link
  • Enter your UBC Card barcode and PIN