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Online Search Strategies

Accessing the Reynolds Libraries databases



Use My Reynolds username and password to access library databases from off-campus

If you click on any Reynolds Library database link from off-campus, you will get a Virginia's Community Colleges login screen first.  Login with the same username and password you use for accessing any services through My Reynolds (e.g., Canvas). After you login, you will get the database search screen.

If you are a student currently enrolled in a Reynolds course and cannot login from off campus, please email Will Weaver (Web Services Librarian) or call 804.523.5323.


Databases A to Z

1. If you are already know the name of the database you want to search, go to the library's home page at

2, When the library's home page appears, move your mouse over Research near the top of the screen.

3. When the Research menu appears, click on Databases.


4. When the next screen appears, click on the letter of the alphabet that the database begins with.

Databases by Subject:

  1. Go to the library's home page at
  2. When the library's home page appears, move your mouse over Research near the top of the screen.
  3. When the Research menu appears, click on Databases.
  4. When the next screen appears, click on the Filter by Subject/Discipline option.
  5. When the menu appears, select a subject.

General Databases:‚Äč

Start with a comprehensive general database such as Academic Search Complete or MasterFILE Premier.

Course and Subject Guides:

If your instructor or a librarian directed you to a specific course or subject guide from Reynolds Libraries' Research Guides website, try the databases listed in the guide by clicking on the Find Articles tab/page of the guide.

 Ask a Librarian:

You also can ask a librarian for recommendations on which databases to search for your particular topic.