If you want to go beyond the MLA and education databases, the next step would be searching via our Library Search tool, which cross searches the majority of our scholarly journal holdings, plus more.
When searching the library's databases or OneSearch, you may find articles you want that we do not have access to. You can get them for free through a service called interlibrary loan, and it usually only takes one or two days.
1. Instead of a link to a PDF below the article, you will see a link called check availability.
2. If we have the full text,the page that opens will provide a link under the "View It" heading.
3. If we don't own the full text, you can access our interlibrary loan system for articles, called ILLiad, by logging into the system using your WCU email address and password. Look for the link on the yellow bar in the middle of the page.
4. Once you log in, you will see the link to go to ILLiad.
5. To use ILLiad for the first time, click on the link for first time users and set up an account
6. Go back to the the database window and click the link to interlibrary loan again. Now that you are logged in, it will fill in the blanks on the request screen for you! Hit submit and wait for an email saying your article has arrived.
1) The default in Library search is to show articles that we DO own. To see materials we don't own, look at the top of the left-hand column for the option "Expand Results Beyond My Library".
2) Once you do that, you will see articles marked "No Full Text". Click on that link, then follow the process described above for databases.
The three journals devoted to research on writing centers are Writing Center Journal, Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, and WLN.
Citations from all three journals are included in the MLA International Bibliography (with PDFs for certain years), which is a good reason to always include that database when cross searching. In some cases, you will need to go to directly to the journal website to get full text.