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FAQs

đź“Ť Having off-campus access issues to a database or a particular item you found in a database? 3 ways to fix it!

On-campus, library patrons may access all databases without authentication. However, off-campus access to database items requires an authentication process either (1) through the library website or (2, 3) through a special library link.

 

(1) If you are having trouble accessing databases such as JSTOR, Films on Demand, or ProQuest while off campus, make sure you go through the links provided on the library website:

http://lib.uwest.edu/main?qt-search=3#qt-search

 

(2) If you would like to share a link to a particular item (an article, a video, a report, or an e-book) in a database with another UWest library patron or as a reminder to yourself, we recommend you use the '(Perma) Link,' 'Share,' or 'Email' function that is available in the databases. It will provide you with a special library link as a proxy to the item so that it can be accessed both on and off-campus:

All special library links to individual database items should begin with:

https://uwest.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

This lets the database know that a UWest library patron would like to access the item.

 

 

(3) If you encounter a link to a database item that does not start with

http://lib.uwest.edu

or

https://uwest.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

then the database may not give you off campus access. Most databases serve multiple institutions, it doesn't know you are a UWest patron if you are off campus. You must login via the library website or go through a special library link. Try adding

https://uwest.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

to the beginning of the URL. Or search for the item through the database link from the library website http://lib.uwest.edu/main?qt-search=3#qt-search if you know which database the item came from.

If these three methods do not help your access issues, please contact the library for further assistance.

Find Articles and Reports

ABI/Inform Collection For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

"...combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with Atla’s largest collection of full text religion and theology journals. AtlasPLUS contains more than 480 full text titles, including all AtlaSerials® (Atlas®) titles."

Brill Books and Journals Online Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Brill is an academic publisher with specialties in humanities and social sciences. A green icon next to a title will indicate full text access.

Gale Biography in Context For current UWest patrons only.

Find biographies, full text articles, pictures, and bibliographies about prominent figures of industry and culture, including artists, writers, actors, politicians, educators, and more. Combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender. With the Complete Marquis Who's Who(R), find quick reference information on an additional 900,000 people.

Google Scholar Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Use the power of Google to search for books, articles, and online resources. Access via UWest to incorporate our full text database resources.

JSTOR (Arts & Science I-VII Collection) Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

UWest subscribes to JSTOR Arts and Sciences collections I-VII. These collections contain journals with full text articles in language and literature, as well as important titles in the fields of economics, music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. Non-UWest users can access certain articles in the Register and Read program.

LitFinder For current UWest patrons only.

Over 140,000 full-text poems, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 1,700 full-text plays, and 2,400 full-text speeches.

Literature Resource Center For current UWest patrons only.

Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. Includes access to the Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature and the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

ProQuest Psychology For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Provides abstracts and indexing for more than 650 journal titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Dissertation content is available for the years spanning 2000 through 2006. Users get access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to psychological research. Additionally, ProQuest Psychology Journals includes 4,000 full text dissertations representing a range of psychology disciplines including behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial, personality, physiological, psychobiology, psychometrics and social psychology.

ProQuest Religion For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

This database provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Included are titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations. The resource reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems and supports the global study of religion.

ProQuest Research Library For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Indexes more than 2,500 magazine and journals on art, business, humanities, health, social sciences, and sciences. Interfaces available for many languages. Includes Research Library, ProQuest Religion, ProQuest Psychology Journals, and Dissertation/Thesis Abstracts.

PsycARTICLES For current UWest patrons only.

This database offers full-text articles from over 50 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals.

Slavery in America and the World For current UWest patrons only.

This database contains "a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery."

Value Line Research Center For current UWest patrons only.

A complete, online research destination that comprises all the financial information and analytical tools needed to expand an investor’s range of investment vehicles and structure a dynamic professional portfolio.

Find Definitions and Summaries

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only.

A compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temple, schools, persons, etc. found in Buddhist canonical sources with indices to other major Buddhist dictionaries. Unlimited search available via link above.

  • Non-UWest patrons can login with "guest" (limited to 10 searches per day)
  • Android app: DDB Access (unlimited search does not work off campus, use 'guest' to make up to 10 searches)
Encyclopedia Britannica For current UWest patrons only.

Contains full-text articles from Encyclopedia Britannica.

Encyclopedia of Religion For current UWest patrons only.

This is the online version of the second edition of this highly regarded encyclopedia (physical version also available: http://uwest.worldcat.org/oclc/56057973). Comes with searchable full text entries, with information intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987. Includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries -- many heavily updated -- as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles.

Oxford Bibliographies for Buddhism Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Provides concise overviews and annotated bibliographies for Buddhism related topics. Access the bibliographies by browsing through an alphabetical list, using the 'Jump To' shortcut, or searching with keywords.

Find Canonical Texts

Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon (DSBC)

A joint project by University of the West and Nagarjuna Institute of Exact Methods to digitize Sanskrit Buddhist materials for scholarly use.

Find Videos

Films on Demand For current UWest patrons only.

Over 200,000 video clips and 17,000 full-length videos in Anthropology, Area Studies (African, Asia & the Pacific, Latin American Studies), Art & Architecture, Biology, Business & Economics, Communication, Criminal Justice & Law, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, Physical Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Technology & Society, and World Languages.