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
The encyclopedias below are a good starting point for your research, providing a broad overview of many topics in sociology.
Search Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) for a broad overview on your topic. Made up of many specialized, subject-specific encyclopedias, GVRL is a great place to start your research to gain a general understanding of your topic before you begin your more focused research.
ProQuest is one of our most popular databases. It covers a wide range of disciplines with content from academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. This would be a great place to search for current events information.
Use JSTOR to find scholarly journal articles on a variety of topics, including sociology, literature, political science, history and more.
Below are some tips and reminders when you are searching in our databases:
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