The Basics

Off campus access to library databases is available to current DelVal students, faculty, and staff. Enter your DelVal network/email credentials to access the databases.

If you are having issues with your account, please contact the Help Desk ( For other questions or concerns, contact the Library ( 215-489-2394).

How to set Google Scholar Preferences

  1. Go to
  2. Select “Settings” from the top menu.
  3. Select “Library Links” from the sidebar
  4. Search “Delaware Valley University”
  5. Select both "DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY - ProQuest FullText" and "Delaware Valley University - FullText @ DelVal"
  6. Save


Permalinks are URLs that points to a specific web page, often a journal article, or the result of a search in a database. Because a permalink remains unchanged indefinitely, you can quickly jump back to an article you found.

(Academic Search Complete, Business Source, Communication & Mass Media, Discovery, Education Source, Food Science, PsycArticles, PsycInfo, PsycTests, Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide)
Open the full-text article
To the right of the record, click Permalink
Copy the URL that appears in the box labeled Permalink

(Gale Virtual Reference Library, Opposing Viewpoints)
Open the full-text article
Click Bookmark next to the search box
Copy the URL provided
Add the library prefix to the beginning of it:

Open the full-text article
Copy the URL marked stable URL
Add the library prefix to the beginning of it:

LexisNexis Academic
Open the full-text document
You will see the Icon bar at the top right corner of your document
Click the Permalink Icon all the way to the right, which looks like a clipboard with a chain link
Copy the URL marked stable URL
Add the library prefix to the beginning of it:

(ABI/Inform, Agriculture Journals, Criminal Justice Periodicals)
Open the full-text article
Click Abstract/Details tab
Copy the URL from the Document URL space
Add the library prefix to the beginning of it:

Open the full-text article
Click Export Citation from drop down next to search box
Click text under Export file
Copy the URL from the citation (including the http:// part)
Add the library prefix to the beginning of it:



How do I get help with logging in?
Contact the Help Desk ( or 215-489-4357).

Why am I seeing an error message "That log-in information was incorrect or has not been activated yet"?
There are several possibilities:
You have mistyped your password or DelVal network/email credentials.
You are not a current DelVal student or employee. The general public may gain access to electronic resources from a public computer on campus or by using their own computer on the campus network.

Why am I seeing the error message "To allow ( to be used in a starting point URL, your EZproxy administrator must first authorize the hostname of this URL in the config.txt file"?
Sometimes mistakes are made when creating off-campus urls, or a resource will change its URL. You may either attempt to click the "bypass proxy" link or email the link information to and we will fix the problem.

Why do I see "Cookies MUST be ENABLED" message?
Library resources must be able to set a cookie for them to function.
The cookie only stays active for the current browser session, and helps you get access to ALL Library sites.

Can I add off-campus links to my BlackBoard page?
Yes. If there are Library electronic resources to which you wish to link from your Blackboard pages, please follow the directions above for creating permalinks.