The Library provides remote access to journals, magazines, newspapers, E-books, streaming videos, and more.
To access these resources from off-campus, under the Quick Links box on the Library's home page, click on Databases A-Z link and when prompted, enter your JWU Wildcat email and password if you have not already logged in to your JWU account.
Databases provide you with 24-7 access to magazine, journal and newspaper articles via the Internet. To help you identify the most appropriate database for your topic/subject, consult the:
To learn more about finding articles, check out the Library's Research Process Guide.
BOOLEAN - a method of combining terms in a logical way. Named for mathematician George Boole.
CONTROLLED VOCABULARY - A standardized word or phrase list.
DATABASE - A collection of computer records that have a standard format, usually containing Fields that are searchable.
DESCRIPTOR -Words or phrases used as Subject Headings in a database.
KEYWORD SEARCHING - Searching which uses a few important, words to retrieve books or articles on a specific topic.
OPERATOR - a word or symbol or phrase used in searching to combine search terms, usually AND, OR, NOT
THESAURUS - When an index or database uses Controlled Vocabulary the thesaurus is an alphabetical listing of the terms currently in use.
TRUNCATION - shortening a word to it's "trunk" with a wildcard symbol. Used to find plurals or alternate spellings of words.
WILDCARD - a symbol used at the end of a word (Truncation) or in the middle, to represent missing letters.