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.
This Fall 2022 Semester, the library is offering a new online OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial. The tutorial is available in our library catalog, in many of our library research guides, and on our library website.
Upon completion of the OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial, library patrons should be able to:
1. Find the OneSearch online library catalog.
2. Search for and locate books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more in the library's collection.
3. Request items from other LACCD libraries.
At the end of the tutorial, there is a short online quiz, which provides users feedback.
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.
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.
Below are some tips and reminders when you are searching in our databases:
Do you need more help? Visit the Reference Desk during our operating hours!
Winter 2023 In-Person Library Hours
(January 3 - February 2)