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Sociology 001 - White

LibGuide for Professor White's Summer 2021 Soc 001: Introduction to Sociology course.


  • Library materials that are already checked out are now due February 22, 2022.
  • The West Los Angeles College Library is open with new Fall hours. Please visit the WLAC Library website for our hours.  
  • Reference service from a librarian is available online and in person. Visit the Reference Desk during our operating hours. You can also e-mail, call or chat with us. (see the Contact Us tab for more information).
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Library Hours


Spring 2022 In-Person Library Hours

Monday: 9am-3pm; 5pm-8pm

Tuesday: 9am-3pm

Wednesday: 9am-3pm

Thursday: 9am-3pm





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). 

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

User name: 881234567
PIN: 0225


If you need help resetting your pin, please visit this page.


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Recommended Databases

Our Databases are available 24/7 from both on and off-campus.

ProQuest is one of our most popular databases. It covers a wide range of disciplines with content from academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more.

Gale databases include Gale eBooks as other health-related databases.

Use CINAHL to find top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association.

You can also use any of our other databases from the complete list on the library's website. 

Database Searching

Below are suggested databases and search tips for your research.

  • Use AND to narrow your results by searching for two keywords simultaneously. 
    Example: slavery AND children
  • Use OR to broaden your results by searching for either of two or more keywords
    Enclose terms separated by OR in parentheses
    Example: (domestic OR household)
  • Use quotation marks ("") to search for terms as a phrase
    Example: "emancipation proclamation"
  • Use asterisks to retrieve additional forms of a word
    Example: wom* retrieves women, woman, women's.
  • Limit results to academic or scholarly sources for academic sources.
  • Limit results to reviews to see just book reviews.

Putting it all together

Use all the above search tip sto refine your search. 
Example: ("domestic slave" OR "house slave") AND wom*

ProQuest Video Tutorial


The library has many databases that contain eBooks. This tutorial shows a step-by-step process for finding eBooks using our Primo OneSearch catalog

Additionally, we have a number of eBook collections listed below: