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Off Campus Access to Library Databases: Instructions

Use your MyGWC (Coast) username and password to login to databases from off campus.

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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
ACCESS NOTE: If the film is not playing, you may need to download the Microsoft Silverlight Extension for your browser, especially Mac computers.
The Feature Films for Education Collection offers hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. Brought to you in partnership with Global Eagle, this outstanding collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more. This collection is available only in the United States. Some Feature Films titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.
Locate books and DVDs in the library and streaming video from our film database.
Video Tutorial: Lexicomp Online (2 minutes)
Quick Reference Guide: Lexicomp (PDF)
Lexicomp Online is a database that provides information about drugs and their usage, dosage, and adverse reactions. Users can also find information about drug interactions, toxicology, natural products, and drug identification based on shape, color, and dosage form.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) provides access to more than 17,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis. Nexi Uni has three primary collections: 1) full-text access to thousands of news sources in the U.S. and abroad back to the 1970s; 2) aggregated economic data on businesses, corporations, and industries in the U.S. and abroad; 3) full-text legal documents, including U.S. Federal and State court cases, and law reviews from the late 18th century to present.
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Quick link into the library catalog to locate textbooks and other course-related materials. In-Library Use Only for most items. GWC Student ID required for checkout.
Location: LRC 2nd Floor, Public Services Desk
The Internet Archive has made access to more than 1.4 million ebooks free for people stuck indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The books will be available through a new portal called the National Emergency Library, something the Internet Archive organizers decided to create to help universities transition to remote instruction.

The Open Library has a wide range of titles, including textbooks, novels, non-fiction books, and more.
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