William M. Anderson Library
***Library Information for COVID-19 Response***
Due to public health concerns, the library is closed until further notice. See the college's Coronavirus Response page for the most up-to-date information about the campus closure.
All overdue fines are being waived until campus is reopened, and materials are not being considered overdue, whether you renew them or not.
You can return materials using the external book drop on the side of the Schoenherr Campus Center.
For assistance with library resources and services, such as using e-books and databases, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (231) 843-5869. You can also make an appointment to meet virtually (via phone or Zoom) with the library director using this online form.
- Art & Architecture Source: Covers fine, decorative, and commercial arts. Also covers architecture and architectural design. For use by art scholars, artists, designers, students, and general researchers.
- Humanities Source: Covers literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in the humanities.
- AtoZdatabases: Information on businesses, executives, homeowners, and health professionals, as well as criminal history searches. Great for business professionals and entrepreneurs.
- Business Source Elite: For peer-reviewed research on business, technology, economics, industry, and law.
- DemographicsNow: Business and residential tool providing access to detailed demographic data. Ideal for supporting small business and local economic development activities.
- Regional Business News: Includes full-text of Corporate Detroit, Crain’s Detroit Business, and Grand Rapids Business Journal.
- Small Business Resource Center: Small business start-up guides, Nolo guides, Barnes reports, trade publications, and business books.
- Entrepreneurial Studies Source: Provides insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. Offers full text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies, and company profiles.
- Communication & Mass Media Complete: Covers topics such as media studies, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Provides different views about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills. This resource brings balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts.
- Academic Collection: Thousands of titles on many different topics. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to your device.
- Business Collection: A key resource for academic and business school libraries. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to your device.
- Education Source: Provides scholarly research for education students, professionals, and policy makers. Covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education.
- ERIC: Index of journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, standards, and guidelines on a wide range of education topics. Provided by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.
- New York Times: Register for a digital subscription using your @westshore.edu email address, then read the Times anywhere.
- Wall Street Journal: Full-text access to the newspaper from 1984 to today.
- Newspaper Source Plus: Transcripts of TV and radio programs like 60 Minutes and All Things Considered, plus full-text access to the Washington Post.
- Chronicle of Higher Education: Register for a digital subscription on campus, then access the Chronicle anywhere. Directions on how to set up your account here.
- CINAHL Complete: For peer-reviewed nursing research.
- PubMed: High-level government-funded medical research.
- MedlinePlus: Consumer-level health information.
- Consumer Health Complete: Supports the health and wellness information needs of patients. Covers mainstream medicine as well as complementary and holistic medicine.
- Science & Technology Collection: Full-text database of top science journals. Covers an array of scientific and technical subjects, including chemistry, biology, computer technology and physics.
- Agricola: From the National Agricultural Library. Contains citations about all aspects of agriculture and related fields. Includes: journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports. Coverage: 1970 - current.
- Applied Science & Technology Source: Broad coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines. Content derives from leading trade journals, professional and technical society publications, and conference proceedings.
- Environment Complete: Scholarly, academic coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and related areas.
- Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences, and related disciplines. For psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students.
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The primary purpose of the WSCC Library’s group study rooms is to provide students and faculty with a place for quiet study and discussion in small groups of two or more people.
The study rooms are intended primarily for groups of two or more students, but individuals may use these rooms based on availability. Any room that has not been reserved in advance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The person who reserves or checks out the room, or a designee of this person, is responsible for informing the library staff that the function is over.
The study rooms may be reserved for up to an hour and a half. Reservations can be made by calling the circulation desk at (231) 843-5529 or by signing up in person at the circulation desk. If no other reservations have been made, a group can extend their reservation for additional time. The reservation for a group study room is nullified if the group is more than fifteen minutes late for their reservation. Students will be asked to vacate a room when their reserved time expires if others are waiting.
Rooms are not soundproof and the library’s noise policy still applies. Library policies concerning food and drinks apply to the use of these rooms. Library staff will monitor rooms. Windows are not to be obstructed and doors will be accessible at all times. The library assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of any personal property left in a study room.
Study rooms are a privilege, not a right. Any patron who abuses these policies may lose his or her access to the study rooms.
The library staff reserves the right to temporarily refuse or suspend service to any patron who does not follow these procedures or becomes a threat or severe disruption to other patrons or staff. Violations of the aforementioned expectations or the College’s Campus Standards will result in a report to the Dean of Student Services, who will conduct a student hearing, as outlined in the Campus Standards.