The following library resources are available for Distance Education students. Because you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in to WRLC Library Services or the VPN (Instructions).

Library Catalog

Books and journals in Himmelfarb's collection. Physical resources are now available by request for distance education students

WRLC Library Services

Search for materials from all of the WRLC libraries: Gelman, Eckles, Virginia, Burns and Himmelfarb libraries


Search for articles on your topic through all of the Himmelfarb Library's databases. Databases can be searched individually or queried simultaneously with the library's multi-database search.


Search for a specific journal title or article online. If it isn't available at Himmelfarb Library, you can request it through Documents2Go (Interlibrary Loan).


Search the most up-to-date textbooks on your topic available electronically, an invaluable resource for the distance education student.

Borrowing for Distance Education Students

Distance Education students may request library materials be shipped to their location.


Keep track of your sources and in-text citations. Refworks makes it easier by keeping all of your citations in one convenient location accessible anywhere. For the RefWorks Quick Start guide, see For Refworks Video Tutorials, see


Learn how to use some of the library's best resources from MEDLINE and PubMed to Refworks and Microsoft Office.

Library Image Collections

Need images for class presentations? Search our collection of image resources.

Libraries Near You

A guide to finding library resources and support wherever you are.

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