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*Welcome to the Learning Commons!: Library Services

Research Support / Library

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About the Library

Western's Library provides access to a wide variety of resources and materials, including scholarly and academic articles, streaming video,  ebooks, magazines, encyclopedias, books in print, and more... all for FREE, using your Western ID. 

Student Learning Librarians are also available to help you find the research and information sources you need to complete an assignment, as well as answer any questions you might have about the research process itself.

Learn about the Western Technical College Library Online

How to Find Articles and Access Library Databases

Databases collect content like articles from scholarly journals, magazine articles, and videos. There are databases for almost every subject and topic. Browse the list to find one that's just right for you. The video below explains how to navigate the list.

How to Find Research and Course Guides

Our research guides collect the best resources, search strategies, and tips to help you complete your projects and assignments.

Choose from our complete list of guides:

Or start with one of our most popular guides:

How to Ask a Librarian

The library welcomes your questions and requests--we really do want to help!

You can reach out to us in any of the following ways: