University Archives (located in Hamersly Library) houses a treasure trove of WOU materials dating back to our founding in 1856. Some of these items are digitized and available online, such as past yearbooks and letters from early Monmouth settlers. Some are physical and can be accessed by contacting Archives staff, such as student scrapbooks from the 1920s.
Could you use some English language help? The new English Tutoring Center is here for you with free drop-in tutoring sessions. You don’t need an appointment, just come to room 228 in the library around 7pm, Monday-Thursday to sign up for a slot.
Whether you need help to
- understand your written assignment instructions and/or course readings,
- comprehend the spoken English of lectures, class discussions, and small group interactions, or
- speak fluently with good pronunciation.
Tutors are able to help individuals or groups of two or three improve their speaking, listening, and reading skills in both academic and informal/casual English. They can even give you a visit confirmation slip to ensure your professor knows you came to the Tutoring Center for help.
The English Tutoring Center is open 7:00 to 10:00 pm, Monday to Thursday in Hamersly Library, Room 228, Weeks 2 through Finals of each term.
Thinking about studying abroad? Taking a class with an international focus? Just want to learn about another country? A to Z the World is the database for you.
Covering 175 countries and territories, A to Z the World is a great resource to learn about social and cultural customs, important travel and business information, and much more. It has a snapshot for each country – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe – if you just want some quick info, or you can go into more depth on a variety of topics related to each country.
Students have 225 pre-paid print credits attached to their network accounts each term that they are enrolled at WOU.
A single page (one side) of a black & white printout costs 1 credit. A single color page (one side) printout costs 5 credits.
You can check your print credit balance here, or just log in to the WOU Portal and your balance will be displayed on your Portal homepage. If you need to purchase additional credits, you can do so through WolfWeb under the Student Menu. When you buy additional credits, they are immediately available for use.
Whatever credits you don’t use roll over to the next term–so if you have 83 remaining after Winter term, you will start Spring term with 308 credits. However, accounts are wiped clean before each Fall term begins, and everyone starts again with 225.
Check out our Textbooks Guide for options to buy and borrow textbooks for your classes this term.
What better way to spend a stress-free winter break than curled up with a good book?! The Recreation Collection on the 1st floor of Hamersly has something for every type of reading preference – from sci fi to romance to poetry.
Want a suggestion? Fill out the form below (or here) and your WOU librarians will get back to you with a book you might like.
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Hamersly will stay open later for your studying convenience starting Wednesday, Dec 4th through Wednesday of finals week. See the full schedule here. Good luck with those papers and exams!
Need help formatting your paper, citing your sources, or creating your Works Cited page/Reference page/Bibliography? We’ve created new style aids to guide you through using the most common citation styles, including MLA, APA, Chicago, AMA, and CSE. Check them out here.
If you need more help, please let us know! You can find us at the Reference desk in Hamersly or online via our Ask a Librarian live chat option:
The Program for Undergraduate Research (PURE) invites you to submit your work to WOU’s peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal: PURE Insights.
Students and recent graduates can submit original research and creative work including technical papers, research articles, expository articles, poems, short stories, photographs, videos, and other creative works from all academic disciplines. All submissions to the journal must have a faculty sponsor.
The submission deadline for the next issue is coming up quickly on December 31st!
The current issue of PURE Insights as well as complete guidelines and a link for submitting your work is available online at: http://digitalcommons.wou.edu/
Sometimes full articles are available directly from the library databases, and you will see this icon:
But in many instances, there is no link to the full text of the article, and you only have the summary (or even just the citation information). This is when you use the ‘Find it @ WOU’ button. It looks like this:
Just click it and you will be taken to a page with information about how to access the full text of your article.
Need more help? Check out our Find it @ WOU tutorial to discover the different ways we might link you to the full text in our electronic sources, to our print sources & Scan & Deliver service, to Articles OnDemand, and to Interlibrary Loan, as appropriate.