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Off Campus Access to UMD Subscription Databases via VBIC

Off Campus Access to VBIC databases is available via two access points: ResearchPort (the Libraries' gateway to databases) or Smith Apps(for Smith School students, faculty and staff).

To access via ResearchPort

  1. Click on ResearchPort
  2. Follow directions for log in, you will need to enter your Directory ID and Password
  3. Once in ResearchPort, Type VBIC in Search By Database search box
  4. Click on VBIC from list of databases

To access via Smith Apps for R.H. Smith

  1. Click on Smith Apps. You may be asked to enter your Directory ID and Password to log in
  2. You will need to download Citrix Client software to access the VBIC databases. A download is available from the Content link. Click on Citrix Client folder for access.
  3. Click on Applications link to see list of available databases.
  4. Click on VBIC

Technical help in using Smith Apps and other Smith portal issues is available by contacting Smith IT help desk:

General VBIC help available at