Writing 100 Subject Guide

Suggested Resources

Using the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog, accessible through the library's website at library.wlu.edu, serves as a portal to the library's books, ebooks, journals, and multimedia content. It searches across and within much of the libraries holdings, spanning print materials and our databases. Because it searches so much, expect significantly more results than you would find in a topical, format, or discipline specific database.

To find only academic journal articles within the Library Catalog:

  1. conduct your search as you would normally,
  2. use the provided filters on the left side of the results screen (when on a computer) to limit by
    Availability = "Peer Reviewed Journals" and Material Type = "Articles."

Database for Literature

These databases might prove appropriate for research on literary topics. Of course, the best database for your particular need depends upon your research question. See full list of library databases.

Multi Discipline Databases

The following databases are more general in nature.

Interlibrary Loan

The Library can't own or subscribe to every piece of research ever created...that's why we have interlibrary loan!

If you need to use an article or book not in the library's collection, place an interlibrary loan request. The University Library can borrow materials from libraries across the globe.