Building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have completed all of the steps outlined on GW's Onward website. No one will be allowed to sign in without a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied. Library access is not available for alumni or visitors. Masks are required inside all library buildings.

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Books, Articles & More

Search the library catalog to find books, journal articles, and many other materials (print and electronic) available at GW and WRLC libraries.  

Find Journals

Search for a specific journal or other periodical (like a newspaper) by name.  



Browse a list of the library's online databases by subject or A to Z. Some good places to start are:  


Find out more about the library's media collections, which includes many films available for streaming. 

Textbooks and Course Materials

Find textbooks and other course materials including Top Textbooks.  

Find resources for analyzing and visualizing data.  For information on searching for data or statistics, check out the Data & Statistics Research Guide or the Social Sciences Data Guide.

Archival Materials

Search for materials in the library's  Special Collections Research Center.  

Global Materials

Find materials from and about other areas of the globe.  


Research Guides

Browse and search through the library's collection of guides highlighting topic-specific resources.  


Materials from Other Libraries

Search WorldCat to find materials at other libraries and place a request through interlibrary loan.