Recommended Databases

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library contains several encyclopedias such as: the Dictionary of American History ,Dictionary of Literary Symbols , Encyclopedia of African American Society , Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History , Encyclopedia of American Immigration , Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion , Encyclopedia of Disability , Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity , and Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities just to name a few.

Literature Resource Center

The Literature Resource Center contains information on authors, literary criticism from scholarly journals and magazines. It contains full-text documents that can be printed and emailed to you!

netLibrary E-Books

Wright College Library provides students with access to e-books. As a student you can view these e-books from any computer with internet access. You can find e-books by searching the Online Library Catalog. If you only want to search e-books just check “Limit to netLibrary eBook,” and submit your search.

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the year 1150 to the present day. This includes pronunciation, etymology, and quotations in addition to definitions.

ProQuest Research Library

 You can use Proquest Research Library to search newspapers (such as the New York Times), magazines, and peer-reviewed journals. Articles are available as HTML or PDF full-text documents. You can print these documents or email them to yourself.

Note: When an article is submitted to a peer reviewed journal, the editors send it out to other scholars in the same field (the author’s peers) to get their opinion on the quality of the scholarship, its relevance to the field, its appropriateness for the journal, etc.

How to Access Databases Off-campus

1. Go to the library’s webpage.

2. Click on off-campus access. 

3. Login by putting in your student username and password similar to Blackboard. If you have never used the library before you will need to visit the Circulation desk on the 2nd floor.


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