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Research Help: Finding Books & Articles

Finding Books

Use the Discovery Box on the library homepage to find print and ebooks located both at VWU Library and at libraries worldwide.  TIP:  When search a phrase, put the phrase inside quotation marks.  

Print books in the Hofheimer Library are organized by Library of Congress call numbers.  There are "cheat sheet" posters located upstairs near the stacks to help locate subjects. 

Find books, media, articles, and more...

"Put phrases in quotes"

Advanced Search

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find access to a book or article?  Learn more about Interlibrary Loan and set up an account using the barcode number on your VWU student ID.

Finding Articles

Scholarly articles can be found through the Discovery Box on the library homepage or in Databases.  See our Database Basics tutorial.

General Databases (good for basic research): 

See Research Guides for subject specific databases and subject specific resources.

Journal Finder

Journal Finder is a tool that shows if the library has access to a journal title.  It is found on the library homepage.  See our Journal Finder tutorial.  Always check Journal Finder before submitting an Interlibrary Loan Request.

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