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English 28 - Norris: Getting started

Start searching library databases for information on your research topic.

Recommended Databases and Other Useful Links

Here are links to some recommended databases.  You can also start searching right away using the search boxes on this page.

Library Catalog

Search the catalog for print books owned by the Library.

Remote Access

Access articles and electronic books from the Library's subscription databases from off-campus! When you click on a database, you will be prompted for your user name (your student ID) and PIN (the two-digit month and day of your birth in MMDD format). You can also go directly to https://library.wlac.edu.

Example for student with ID number 88-123-4567 born February 25th:

User name: 881234567
PIN: 0225

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library contains specialized encyclopedias. This is a great starting point for a broad overview of your topic.

ProQuest

Search ProQuest for articles about your topic. It offers a wide breadth of information from a variety of sources, including magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals and more.

How to Search ProQuest

Ebsco Databases

Research databases

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