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Staying Connected with WU Libraries

A resources guide for parents

March Tips

February Tips

  • Spring Semester is in full swing!  WU Libraries are offering three workshops to help first-year students in their quest for success:

Wednesday, February 8 - Never Pay $39.95 for an Article

Don’t get stuck behind the pay wall.  Learn how to get any source fast and for free through WU Libraries.  

Friday, February 10 - Start Smart: Getting What You Need from Your Library

Hack the library—learn insider tricks for finding books, articles, statistics and more–at WU Libraries and elsewhere.  

Monday, February 13 - Zotero Clinic

Liberate yourself from the tedium of the one-at-a-time citation generators you may have used in the past.  Try Zotero for saving sources, creating bibliographies, and adding in-text citations.

All three sessions meet in Olin Library at 12:00 noon.  Students are encouraged to pre-register, but are welcome to drop in too.


  • Ask your student if they know about the Library Trivia Night on on February 27.

January Tips

Welcome to 2017!

All WU students have subscription-level online access to the New York Times.  First, they must register with their WUSTL email address at Academic Passes.  Read more about the NYT Academic Pass program.

Students also have access to many other popular periodicals such as The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Economist.

To take advantage of WU's subscriptions, students should begin their journey from the Library's homepage--beginning with a general web search or proceeding directly to these publications' websites will lead to incomplete access and pay walls.  

The easiest way to find one of the Library's subscriptions, is to search for the journal's title.

Happy reading.


December Tips

Happy Holidays!  We hope your students will get some well-deserved rest and relaxation over Winter Break.  Maybe there's time now to get in a little pleasure reading.  Remind your students that they may still access the library collection through eBooks.

Anyone studying a language may like to take a look at the many international newspapers in Library Press Display.  This database contains current newspapers in more than 60 languages.  Many of the articles also include audio.  

For more information on this excellent resource, see this guide.

November Tips

  • Working on research projects over Thanksgiving Break?  No problem!  Students may access all subscription e-journals and databases from off campus. 

Our license agreements limit access to current WU students, faculty, and staff. So to show they are affiliated with WU, they'll need to logon to the proxy server with their.

Look for "Off-Campus Access" under the "Services" dropdown:

For more information about off campus access, read here.

October Tips

Do you think your students have a way to keep track or all the sources they'll use in their upcoming research papers and projects?  

Encourage them to look into using a citation management program to help organize citations and create bibliographies.  The Libraries will be offering workshops on one such tool--Zotero.  Students may sign up and attend these and other research and tech workshops in the Libraries'  Research Studio series.

Personalized research consultations are also available with any of the many Subject Librarians.  Students can access these subject experts 24/7 via their online Research Guides.

September Tips

Support Student Success


WU Libraries provide a wealth of resources for students.  As the semester begins, encourage them to get to know their libraries!