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Finding Articles & Journals Using Databases

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online includes more than 118,000 articles, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus. It also provides links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.

Off-Campus Login Help

Students and staff must log in with their WNC Anywhere passwords when using the library databases from off-campus.  The WNC Anywhere passwords are the same as myWNC,  the campus wireless network,  and Canvas. The following links should help resolve most log in problems:

If you need additional help logging in, contact the library.

telephone: 775-445-3229 or 775-445-3227
email: refdesk@wnc.edu

Academic Search Premier provides full text coverage for nearly 4,700 scholarly publications, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study from current articles back to 1975.

Biography Reference Bank provides profiles of more than 500,000 figures from antiquity to the present.  The database is searchable by name, profession, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, date of birth, or keyword.   It includes images, bibliographies and millions of magazine articles for further research, as well as thousands of links to book review citations.

Masterfile Premier provides indexing and abstracting to approximately 4,600 journals and general-interest magazines - 1,840 in full-text. It also includes hundreds of full-text books, thousands of biographies, historical documents and photos, maps and flags.


To find in-depth materials on a book search the online book catalog by typing in the title of the work or the name of the author and the word "criticism." You may also type in the title of a work in quotations, such as "Gone with the Wind."

Ebsco e-Book Collection - This collection provides full-text online access to over 120,000 books covering a broad range of topics. Books can be be downloaded or read on most eReaders. Book sections can also be emailed or printed (up to 60 pages).

Salem Press History includes Great Events from History (Ancient World, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 17th Century, 18th Century) and Decades (60s).

Credo Reference includes the full-text content from over 700 reference books covering a broad range of subjects. There are over 3 million entries, 200,000+ images (art, diagrams, maps and photos), and over 100,000 audio pronunciation files and sound clips.

Gale Virtual Reference Library includes the full-text content from over 200 special topic encyclopedias and other reference books.

Finding a Specific Journal

Electronic journals can be searched by selecting " Find Magazines or Newspapers by Title" from the library home page. Researchers may also get a list of e-journals available on a given topic by selecting a subject category using the same link. The following journals are available electronically on history.

Useful Web Sites on History




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