The online article databases allow you to search for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles by topic either on campus or off. If you are using the databases from off campus (US/Canada) you will be asked to authenticate using your WWU network login. If you are travelling outside of these countries and need access, please contact the library's systems manager for more information.
Databases are listed alphabetically by title. So if you know the name of the database, this is an easy way to access it.
Additionally, at the top of the alphabetical list, you will also find subject categories that can help you to determine which database is best for your topic.
For example, by clicking on the Arts and Humanities subject category, you will find subcategories such as Art, History, Literature/Language and Music, to name a few. Each of these subcategories provide links to the most useful databases.
If you are just starting to use library databases or if you are uncertain about which database to use, try one of the large general databases:
Academic Search Premier -- This database provides full text article access to 1,000 journals and article summaries for 3,000 titles in business, humanities, general sciences, social science, health, trade, vocation and more.
ProQuest -- You can access summaries of articles from 8,000 journals with full text to many of these. Covers a variety of topics.
Newsbank Newsfile Collection -- You can access more than 1,000 regional, national and international newspapers. They provide full text coverage of a variety of topics including scientific, health, economic, social, historic and global issues.