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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.
provides in-depth, unbiased analyses of current controversial topics. Each issue provides a broad overview of a single subject including a history of the issue, important government actions, pros and cons, and additional links to books, articles, websites on the topic. Produced by Congressional Quarterly.
includes the full-text content from over 850 encyclopedias and other reference books covering a broad range of subjects. There are over 3 million articles and 200,000+ images (art, diagrams, maps and photos).
Gale Virtual Reference Library
includes the full-text content from over 200 special topic encyclopedias and other reference books.
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.