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Databases by Subject: Start Here

This guide lists the databases by the subjects they cover and the types of material (ebooks, encyclopedias, newspapers, etc.) they contain.

About This Page

The tabs above provide links to research databases that search thousands of journals, newspapers, and books for information on a subject.  Choose the subject or material format that you are looking for.

What Are Databases and Why You Need Them

Getting Background Information on a Topic: CQ Researcher & Encyclopedias

If you don't know anything about a topic, CQ Researcher or one of the library's 700 online encylopedias would be the best place to start.

Off-Campus Database Access

Students and staff must log in with their WNC Anywhere passwords when using the library databases from off-campus.  The WNC Anywhere passwords are used to access 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 at 775-445-3229 or 775-445-3227.