Using the library’s website

The WCC Library’s homepage is easy to navigate and is your gateway to all of our resources. Research, chat with a librarian, locate a research guide by subject area, or get citation help–all in one place! 

Reminder: some of our resources require that you enter your username and password when accessing them from off-campus. Contact the Student Help Desk or call 360.383.3410 for technology assistance or if you need assistance with your username or password.

To land on the library’s website from the WCC Homepage, click on Academics or Current Students, then slide over to Library.

OneSearch is kind of like the “Google” of library resources. OneSearch searches the library’s physical resources, plus most (but not all) of the library’s subscription databases, along with a selection of open-source eBooks and articles from trusted web sources.  

The results list will contain a wide variety of books, eBooks, videos, images, and articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly peer-reviewed journals that you can access with the click of a button.  Websites are NOT included in OneSearch results.

Use individual research databases if:

  • You want a thorough examination of your topic using electronic resources like journal articles, ebooks, and book chapters.  Searching individual databases will usually yield more thorough results.
  • You need to run a very specific search using specialized filters (e.g. a peer-reviewed article describing evidence-based practice, written by an Registered Nurse)

Here’s a list of all the databases the WCC Library subscribes to.

On the FAQ tab at the top of the WCC Library Homepage, you’ll find out 

Can’t find an article in OneSearch? Try interlibrary loan (under the Services tab at the top).

Use our Tutorials to learn details on How to connect your account to Google Scholar or What makes a news source trustworthy

Our Handouts for Printing and Sharing, where you’ll find current APA and MLA style sheets, subject exploration, and how to locate books, journal articles, and how to use our databases

Need an idea for an essay or research topic? 

Use our Research Guides to locate resources on American Sign Language, Business Ethics, Communication StudiesEconomics, Positive Work Environments, Literature, and so much more! 

Under the photos of the Learning Commons on the Library’s homepage, you’ll seek Quick Links to

Want to find out more about Open Educational Resources? You’ll find ways to access photos, videos, audio, and even Wikipedia Commons! Take time to explore other valuable and interesting links from the Library Homepage, like our Hours and Location, our library’s History, who we are and how to contact us, and our Policies


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