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18th Century Collections Online (ECCO)Login Required
Articles Newspaper
ECCO is an online library of over 136,000 titles published between 1701 and 1800.  Majority of works are in English, but other languages are represented.  ECCO has full-text searching of primary source materials.
Academic OneFile (Gale)Login Required

From Gale, Academic OneFile contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals. This comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.

Academic Search PremierLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
(Via EbscoHost) Full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles as well as newspapers. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further.
AVON: Academic Video Online (was VAST)Login Required
From Alexander Street Press, this comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource on the Web brings together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips), AVON includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, the 1919 edition
Dictionaries / Thesauri E-Book
Blooms Literary Reference Collection (Blooms Literature)Login Required
Articles Biographies Movies/Films
This resource contains critical essays from over 500 literary journals and 2,300 scholarly and critical books, including 700 titles published by Bloom's Literary Criticism and Facts On File. Also included in the database are more than 13,000 biographies, 45,000 character entries, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos. Also, explore some of the most significant figures in literature from ancient times to the present day.
BookFlix (Children's Fiction & Non-Fiction E-Books)Login Required
E-Book Movies/Films
A Scholastic online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. Resources for teachers, parents, and kids. Provided by the Wyoming State Library
Brief Timeline of American Literature & Events: Pre-1620 to 1920
From Washington State University, this timeline provides a short chronology of events in American history and literature. It is linked to bibliographies as well as to a set of more general linked resources: pages on American authors, literary movements, and American literature sites. Each author page contains a picture (if available), a bibliography (if available), links to major sites about the author, and links to works online.
Britannica Academic EditionLogin Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information Maps
An excellent online encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Don't know much about your topic? Start here.
Cerise Press
Articles Website
A free, online publication that is an eclectic mix of poetry, translations, short fiction, photography, art, interviews and reviews.
Cloud Library - Ebooks to download (3M)
Download fiction & nonfiction ebooks to read for two weeks. Set up using your Wyoming or NWC library card number & Pin. For more information on supported devices and downloading, visit Wyoming State Library downloads.
Creative Quotations
Dictionaries / Thesauri
Search for phrases and quotations
Credo ReferenceLogin Required
E-Book Encyclopedia Information
General reference source, aggregating content of major subjects from the "best publishers of reference."
Data.Gov (U.S. Government data & statistics)
Government Website

The home of the U.S. Government’s open data

Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

Dissertations & Theses (via Proquest)Login Required
The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. Full-text for most entries since 1997. Abstracts back to 1980.
E-Books from UPenn Libraries
Free online books, including classics, scanned and provided by the University of Pennsylvania libraries.
EBook Central (formerly Ebrary)-- Academic Non-Fiction CollectionLogin Required
At over 300,000 online books, these non-fiction books span all academic subject areas. Can be read online or downloaded.
Ebsco eBook CollectionsLogin Required
The library subscribes to the following eBook collections that are searched together from this link: Publishing Collection, Academic Collection North America, and Community College Collection: Nursing & Allied Health (includes Vet Tech and Computer Software), Clinical collection and Engineering Collection.
EbscoHostLogin Required
A gateway to Academic Search Premier and Masterfile Premier, two databases that provide magazine and scholarly journal article access on a wide range of topics. Includes many other databases. Note: When searching multiple databases at once, try several different keywords because several of the databases use different terminology for the same topic. For best results we recommend using individual databases.
EDSITEment! The Best of the Humanities on the Web
Government Website

From the National Endowment for the Humanities, EDSITEment! includes features, lesson plans, student resources and other resources for teachers, instructors, parents and students in art & culture, foreign languages, history and social studies, and literature and language arts.

Etymology Dictionary
Dictionaries / Thesauri
Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.
FDLP Guide: Gov Resources for Art, Architecture & Engineering

A guide to government agencies and websites with connections to art, architecture, and engineering.

Film Literature Index
Articles Website
FLI annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular.
Films on DemandLogin Required
Collection by Films Media Group (FMG) of online educational videos. These films are viewed through streaming video and can be linked by faculty into online classes. Flash is the recommended viewing software. If streaming is not smooth, try a lower playback file size (300, or 400).
Fuente AcademicaLogin Required
From EbscoHost, Fuente Académica is a Spanish language collection that offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. The database is updated weekly.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCO)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information
An online encyclopedia
Gale Reference (GVRL)Login Required
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
All of your favorite reference books online. Search within one reference title, across several reference titles, or even across several other Gale databases. 
General OneFile (Gale)Login Required

General OneFile is Gale's largest general-interest database with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. We've included the reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals.

Green's Dictionary of Slang
Dictionaries / Thesauri
The free portion of this resource has more than 50,000 main entries encompassing more than 130,000 individual slang words and more than two-thirds of a million citations of usage.
Articles Biographies
HathiTrust (pronounced "Hot'-y" is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.
JSTORLogin Required
Provides  full-text to scholarly journals in administration, African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, law, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population, psychology, public policy, sociology, statistics,  US and International Music research and theory, and more... Current issues are not included.
Kids K-8 Resources (Provided by Wyoming State Library)
E-Book Encyclopedia Information
The Wyoming State Library purchases many resources to support students, preschool through grade 8, as well as teachers and parents. Resources include online books, encyclopedias, research, novels, multimedia, etc.
Library of Southern Literature (U of N. Carolina-Chapel Hill)
E-Book Website
Documenting the American South, a digital publishing initiative sponsored by the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture.
Library, Information Science and Technology AbstractsLogin Required
(via EbscoHost) Formerly Information Science and Technology Abstracts (ISTA). Beginning in 1960; subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management, the information industry. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.
Literature Criticism Online (Gale)Login Required
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
Includes author biographies and reviews and criticism of their works in contemporary, children, drama, poetry, and short story literature.
Literature Online Core Collection (Chadwyck-Proquest)Login Required
A fully searchable library of more than 355,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 376 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources. Provided through Proquest.
Literature Resource Center (Gale)Login Required
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline; 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
MedicLatinaLogin Required
From EbscoHost, MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.
MLA Format (Purdue University)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
A citation and writing guide with examples from Purdue University
MLA International Bibliography (Proquest)Login Required
Articles E-Book Website
The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
MLA Style Center (Companion web guide to our paper MLA guide)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA

A website companion to the current MLA style guide. Starting at Works Cited: A Quick Guide, select Get Started to see resource and document examples and how to cite them. Website also provides MLA style information on research paper formatting, plagiarism and more.

Net Lingo
Dictionaries / Thesauri
A dictionary for Net users that includes net jargon, text messaging acronyms, smileys & emoticons.
New York Times
Free, but registration is required.
Northwest Trail
The newspaper of Northwest College. You may need an updated player--free QuickTime
NoveList PlusLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information
Fiction & nonfiction (biographies, narrative nonfiction, creative nonfiction) database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more. Includes audiobook recommendations.
OneClickDigital (See RB Digital)Login Required
RB Digital is the old OneClickDigital plus Zinio Magazines. This link will help you transfer to RB from OneClick. Thousands of audiobooks, more than 100 full content magazines, and a classic ebook collection awaits you!
Online Resources for Writers (Amherst College)
This web portal, maintained by the Amherst Writing Center, provides one-stop shopping: From creating a thesis to using and documenting sources. Resources about the writing process, writing situations, elements of effective writing references and more.
Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED)Login Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri
The premier English language dictionary. This is a paid subscription dictionary; it is the best place to start.
Oxford Living Dictionaries (Free. English version)Login Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri
This is a simple version of Oxford Dictionaries. For more in-depth definitions, grammar, synonyms, etc. use the premier Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
Oxford Reference Online: Premium CollectionLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information
From ready-reference (quick reference) to comprehensive scholarly articles.
Poetry Foundation
Articles Biographies Website
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. Browse poems, poets, articles, videos and more.
Project Gutenberg (E-Books)
E-Book Website
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Books may be read in a variety of formats and with a variety of electronic devices. See information on the website.
Pronunciator (Replaces Mango Languages)
New Dictionaries / Thesauri Test / Exam Practice Website

Pronunciator is from a Wyoming-based company whose software supports language learning for 87 languages and also includes English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in 52 languages. In addition to self-guided learning, the service features live online conversation classes led by teachers and support for K-12 teachers and university professors who teach languages.

Proquest CentralLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
An interdisciplinary database by Proquest; includes JBI (nursing evidence-based journals) and agricultural journals. Also find peer-reviewed articles, newspapers, and magazines, plus more!
Proquest ComprehensiveLogin Required
Articles E-Book

Proquest Comprehensive includes Proquest Central, SciTech, Historical Newspapers, Ebrary (eBook Central) ebooks as well as many other smaller, specialized collections. Remember to limit to type of information once you do a search (scholarly articles or newspapers or books, etc.) 

Note: Click on databases at top and select all databases to search everything.
ProQuest Research Companion - Where do I start? ToolsLogin Required
New Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
The self-guided modules and interactive videos in this research tool site cover such topics as "Where do I start?" to "How do I avoid plagiarism and find my own voice?" to “What’s the best way to revise?” These useful tools are developesd by writing instructors and librarians.
Quotations Page
Dictionaries / Thesauri
Look here for quotations
Dictionaries / Thesauri
Find quotations here
Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases
Dictionaries / Thesauri Website
From - Great Books Online
Screenwriters Federation of America (SFA)
Movies/Films Website
The Screenwriters Federation of America (SFA) (formerly known as Screenwriters Guild of America) is a proactive federation of industry professionals united for the mutual aid and promotion of common interests. You may visit this site as a "Visitor."
Serials Locator (360 Link) - Start with the citationLogin Required
Articles Tools
Have a journal article's citation but need to find which database carries the full text? Search for the citation in this electronic journal locator tool created by Serials Solution 360 Link. Includes information about paper holdings at the library.
Who's Alive and Who's Dead
Best source on the internet for finding out which of the noted personalities of our time are still with us.
William Strunk's Elements of Style
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
This ebook provides the principal requirements of plain English style in writing and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.
Dictionaries / Thesauri
A lexical database for English that provides a network of meaningfully related words and concepts. Similar to a thesaurus, WordNet's structure makes it a useful tool for computational linguistics and natural language processing.
WorldCat - cataloged items from libraries around the world
Library catalog of books, audiovisual materials, music scores and recordings, government publications, etc. from around the world. No journal articles. Find an item you wish to check out? Contact NWC Library & we will get the item for you via Interlibrary Loan.
Dictionaries / Thesauri
Includes over 2,500 dictionaries and grammars in over 300 languages, dictionary, thesaurus, glossary and reference articles, games that build language skills, and a forum for discussing language issues with the logophile community.
Zinio Digital Magazines (See RB Digital)
Thousands of audiobooks, more than 100 full content magazines, and a classic ebook collection. Follow the link to get help with transfering from Zinio to RB Digital.

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