Please note: while we try to keep our guides as up-to-date as possible, the most current information on WSU Pullman Library operations and Services can be found at the links below:
This guide is meant to provide help accessing the resources you need for your first project in Com 400. Here you will find help accessing specific library resources needed for your project.
Here you will also find some more general information about library services and resources, and some information on how you can leverage these services and resources from the WSU Everett campus.
There are different ways to get to WSU resources. Whichever way you choose, remember that in order to access most databases and full-text content you need to log in with your WSU network ID and password (the same ID and password you use to log into MyWSU).
If you do a search for WSU Library or WSU Libraries, you should see a link to the Libraries homepage - https.libraries.wsu.edu - in the top of your search results. From this page you can:
One benefit of starting at the homepage is that this site is set up to log you in through our proxy server so that you have full access to our online collections.
Many researchers find Google and Google Scholar very useful search tools, but often researchers discover sources in Google and Google Scholar, but can't get to the full text.
One way to make it easier to get to full-text sources from Google or Google Scholar is to install and use the Proxy Bookmarklet. The bookmarklet makes it easier to log in to WSU Libraries so that, if you find a source on the open web that is in our online collections, you can access it quickly.
Another way to access full-text sources from Google is to copy and paste the title of a resource you found using Google into Search It to see if we have it in the Libraries' collections.
And, of course, you may always contact your librarian for help with accessing sources.