W&L Databases from a Distance

Please remember that Washington and Lee students, faculty, and staff have continuing access to our library subscription databases, such as JSTOR and Academic Search Complete, as well as other online sources in the our Web site, from off-campus locations.

So, if you are home over the Thanksgiving Break but need to work on that research paper, you should be able to get to our research databases from just about any location.

Important:  You must enter any such database by navigating through the library Web site:  http://library.wlu.edu

When you first attempt to get into a database through our Web site, you will be prompted to enter your network ID and password. Once you do that, the proxy server will recognize you as a member of the W&L community.

(You cannot take short-cuts directly to database sites, such as going straight to www.jstor.org.)

A more long-winded and multi-faceted explanation is available here.

Have a great break and be safe!

New "Reference" E-Books

Following is a multi-disciplinary sampling of online books added to the W&L University Library collection in the past month or so.  The contents of a given book may be hosted by one of several online providers — such as Ebrary, EBL, Wiley, Gale, or Project Muse — so not all e-books look and function similarly.   W&L faculty and students should be able to access these materials from just about any location; you may be prompted to enter your W&L network ID and password.  Links below connect to information in the library catalog (Annie).

The Art of Data Analysis: How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics

Best Business Writing, 2013

Best Food Writing, 2013

Companion to Woody Allen

Education Law

Essential Shakespeare : The Arden Guide to Text and Interpretation

Guide to State Politics and Policy

Handbook of Civil Society in Africa

Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life

Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling

Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac, 2013

Plunkett’s Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac, 2014

Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Whites

Sage Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Story of the Qur’an : Its History and Place in Muslim Life

Writer’s Market, 2014

If you have questions, please contact Senior Reference Librarian Dick Grefe.