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NOTE: These databases are licensed for use by Western Piedmont students, faculty, and staff only.  We must, therefore, restrict off-campus access per our agreements with database vendors.  Students, faculty and staff can use their standard Western Piedmont Network username and password when accessing this content off-campus.  If you are on-campus, you will never be challenged for a username or password.

NC Live

NC LIVE, North Carolina’s electronic library provides access to magazine articles, national and state newspapers, business and professional journals, reference sources and research information — all electronically.

View a comprehensive video tutorial on NCLIVE

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

Watch a tutorial on using Academic OneFile

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Gale Literature

Gale Literature™ is a comprehensive, full-text database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 159,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 632,000 book reviews, more than 69,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,600 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center  is a dynamic online library of current event topics–the facts as well as the arguments of each topic’s proponents and detractors. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center organizes thousands of articles, statistics, essays and more by source type so students can reach their own conclusions. A virtual library of resources, designed to aid in the study of today’s hottest social issues. Access is restricted to Western Piedmont Community College students, faculty, and staff.

Watch a tutorial on using Opposing Viewpoints