All descriptions of resources, publications, associations, and organizations are attributed to Bowker and/or their respective institutions and should be acknowledged as such when referencing this information.
Databases and Journals
If you are looking for databases and journals for articles, there are several options:
The majority of the databases and journals in the WNC catalog are through EBSCO. There are video tutorials available here that cover basic and advanced searching in EBSCO, Credo Reference Library, Nexis Uni, and CQ Researcher.
Finding Books at the Library
Once you have done a basic keyword search in the library catalog, you can choose "Advanced Search" and choose the type of materials you want to find including books, ebooks, videos, and databases. Once you have the record of the book you want, the call number indicates where it is in on the library shelves.
The collections at WNC are organized on the shelves using the Library of Congress Classification System.
B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
C -- AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
D -- WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
One of the most useful resources that you can access through the library is our online academic coaching platform. By clicking on the link in your Canvas classes, you will be able to connect with our academic coaches who will be happy to guide you as you work through class assignments or research a paper on a wide range of subjects. Drop in help is also available during regular library hours.
The librarians at WNC have created guides to help you find information about the different subjects you may be researching and the types of papers you may be expected to write. Use the drop down menu below to find a specific guide or use this link for more information on how to use the research guides.
Ask a Librarian
Carson City and Douglas Campus: (775) 445-3229
Fallon Campus: (775) 423-5330
When requesting assistance, please include
The librarians will generally respond to your email question within a few hours but not more than 24 hours (except weekends and holidays).
One excellent source of information for students is the Student Success Toolkit. Check back from time to time to see new resources that could help you in becoming as successful as possible in your courses.
There are many services and equipment available through the library including:
If there is something specific that you are looking for, we recommend reviewing the services available through the WNC library for students, faculty and staff, and members of the community.