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EBSCOHost Academic Search Premier
Find full-text articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers in thousands of
periodicals on a variety of topics. For descriptions of and direct access to other EBSCOHost databases, please click on this link: EBSCOHost Databases

eBooks on EBSCOHost
Find books in full-text on a variety of subjects. These electronic books are linked to the library catalog and are searchable as “electronic book”. As of this year, there are 9000 e-books.

Find full-text articles, pro and con analysis, tutorials for research and PowerPoint, federal
government agency reports, and authoritative websites on a variety of social sciences, humanities and current event topics.

ProQuest Nursing & Biology

ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health -- Find full-text scholarly and “continuing education” journal articles in the fields of nursing and allied health, such as pharmacology. Includes scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications, reference books, reports and dissertations.

Proquest Biology Journals -- Find full-text articles from scholarly journals, magazine
trade publications in science and biology.

Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source™ Plus includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features nearly 913,000 television and radio news transcripts, including ABC News (American Broadcasting Company), CBS News, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, PBS and more.

CQ Researcher
Find in-depth research reports on current topics in health, education, the environment, technology, politics, social issues, legal issues and more. Includes pro and con perspectives, historical, chronology, background information, trends and additional sources.

Country Watch
Find up-to-date and detailed information on all countries including government,
culture, history, social, economy and economic forecasts, business, environmental conditions, travel and maps. Special links for elections, weekly political intelligence reports, and a daily newswire for every country in the world with a foreign news archive of regional news carriers. Useful for MUN, history, political science, economics, business, travel, and current events.

Literature Resource Center
Find full-text authoritative sources in literary criticism and analysis, literary biography, and literary themes in books, scholarly journals and media sources. Advanced techniques allow you to search for persons or literary works in various categories.

Project Muse
Find full-text scholarly academic research articles in music, art, theater, cinema, literature, deaf studies, sociology, psychology, education, history, geography, and philosophy.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Gale Virtual Reference Library offers students, researchers, and professionals a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary content on virtually any subject area to tackle their assignments, papers, projects, and presentations.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

GWC Library Catalog
Find books to check out, reference books, media items, eBooks, and course reserves.


*Databases may provide citation help in APA, MLA and other styles, language translation, email and RSS feeds or alerts. See the help screens or ask a reference librarian.

Off Campus Access Login Instructions

To log in to the library databases from off campus, click on the database name you wish to access on the GWC Library Online Database page:

On the login screen, you will enter your student or staff ID number and last name. The login screen looks like this:

Login Screen

Please note that your ID should be entered with a dash after the first 4 numbers and without the "C". For example, if your ID is C12345678, it would be entered like this: 1234-5678. When entering your name, capitalization does not matter. If you have a hyphenated last name, include the hyphen. For a printable version of the login instructions, please click here.

If you have entered everything correctly and are still unable to login, try a different web browser. Some people are unable to login with Internet Explorer. Try using Firefox or Chrome instead.

For further assistance, call the Reference Desk at 714-895-874 1ext. 55184 during regular operating hours or email us.

If you are a staff or faculty member and do not know your staff ID, please click here .

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