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
If you need help resetting your pin, please visit this page.
The Library's databases allow access to information that is not freely available on the internet, and sources that have been vetted for credibility. In addition to academic journals,databases can include newspapers, magazines, trade journals and other sources. Check with your professor about any source requirements before you begin your research.
Below is a list of other websites that may be helpful for your research:
Library of Congress: Contains many digitized primary sources on a variety of topics.
Census.govRace - United States Census Bureau
Educational Attainment of Young Adults - US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.
OVERALL POPULATION STATISTICS: MAJORITY/MINORITY RACIAL POPULATIONS
RACIAL GROUPS, IN NUMBERS AND PERCENTAGES, iNCARCERATED IN STATE AND FEDERAL JAILS—AND TYPES OF CRIMES
Bureau of Justice Statistics : Provides information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
POVERTY STATISTICS, IN NUMBERS AND PERCENTAGES, FOR RACIAL GROUPS
HOME OWNERSHIP IN THE U.S. FOR RACIAL GROUPS
Spring 2022 In-Person Library Hours
Monday: 9am-3pm; 5pm-8pm
While West Los Angeles College Library is closed, learning online doesn't mean you have to study alone. Just invite fellow students and set a regular study time!
Create and use a free Zoom video conferencing account to meet with other students in a virtual study room (if you already have a LACCD Zoom account, you can skip this step).
1. Create a free Zoom account. (Free accounts provide unlimited 1-on-1 meetings and 40 minute meetings for groups.)
While we can't replicate the nice, quiet study space you've used in the HLRC, here's an option for you to try: virtual study rooms.
To reserve a study room, visit our Appointments page:
Select the date and time you want to reserve, then click Continue.