Database Access

Many of the Zief Law Library subscription databases are available to current USF students, faculty and staff via authentication.

To connect to one of these subscription databases, follow these steps:

  1. Find a link to the database you want to search. To connect successfully from off-campus, you need to use a database link that appears in Ignacio, our online catalog, a database link from the Gleeson website, or one of the specially-formatted database links that appears on the law library's Legal Research Resources pages.
  2. When you click on the database link, you will be prompted to supply your MyUSF login information.  This is the same username and password that you use to log in to a campus computer or to log in to your DonsMail Account.

For additional information about the library’s authentication system, please visit our Open Athens page.

If you are a USF law student, law professor, or law staff member and have problems with database access, call the Zief Law Library reference desk at 415-422-6773.