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Gelman Hours for GWorld Holders Complete Hours Info
12pm – 8pm
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Gelman 12pm – 8pm

Access to the Gelman and VSTC Library buildings is available only to residential students and to GW students, faculty, and staff who have special permission to be on campus (the on-campus cohort) and a quarantine status of "cleared." Those who are not part of the on-campus cohort will not have physical access to campus buildings. Seat reservations are required. 

E-Resources for Alumni

Brought to you with the generous support of the Office of Alumni Relations and GW Libraries.

Subscribed Resources

Subscribed resources require login with a GW NetID. Visit https://alumni.gwu.edu/email-netid to claim your NetID.

If you have problems logging into a resource below, contact the Alumni Online Community at alumolc@gwu.edu or 202-994-6435 / 1-800-ALUMNI-7 or GW Libraries at askus@gwu.edu.


ABI/Inform Complete:  Access to nearly 4,000 business-related titles, with most in full-text.

JSTOR Archive:  Access to 1000+ scholarly journals.  Free content if published before 1923 in the U.S. and 1870 outside of the U. S.

Project Muse:  Full-text articles  from over 300 scholarly humanities, arts, and social sciences journals.

Proquest Research Library:  Covers a wide range of subject matter in both popular and scholarly periodicals.

Dissertations & Theses @ GW:  Information about dissertations and theses published by GW students. 

RefWorks: An online research management tool that assists in creating citations and bibliographies. NOTE: This links you to Legacy RefWorks (v.2). Log in, then look for a link near the top of the screen to upgrade to New RefWorks (v.3). After upgrading, you can log in at https://refworks.proquest.com/.

SAGE Research Methods (Core):  Comprehensive online resource for material to guide users through every step of the research process, including datasets, cases, books, articles and videos. For more information, see http://sagepub.libguides.com/research-methods/researchmethods.

SAGE Research Methods (Data):  Collection of teaching datasets for learning quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences. Each dataset is accompanied by a short, clear narrative description of the data and easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply the research method.

Free Resources

ERIC:  Access to 1+ million citations in education going back to 1966, with 110,000+ full-text materials

PubMed:  Access to citations from biomedical literature

GPO Access:  A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office providing free electronic access to  important information resources produced by the Federal Government

Using Local Resources in Your Area

LibWebCats:  Find local public libraries and state colleges or universities. They may allow remote access to their online databases once you are registered as a user

WorldCat:  Access to over 1.5 billion items from libraries worldwide with an emphasis on U.S. titles.  The search  also provides access to article citations. 

Google Books:  Access to books and table of contents, at times providing access to previews or full text for titles out of copyright. Check out the Magazines section for current awareness

Google Scholar: Google Scholar focuses on scholarly literature that may contain full text


For questions about your GWorld card or NetID, contact the Alumni Online Community at alumolc@gwu.edu or 1-800-Alumni7

For help with a database, try Ask Us

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