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ENC 1102 (Blewitt) Essay: Library Databases

This guide was designed to assist you with navigating Valencia's library resources.

How to access the databases

If you are not accessing this guide through Canvas, you must login to use the databases. There are two ways to do this.

1. Login via Atlas

  • Open a new tab or window
  • Login to Atlas 
  • Go to the Courses tab
  • Click on Search the Library on the right-hand side of the screen.
  • You are now logged in to the library system and can go back to the guide and click on database links.

2. Login manually

  • If Atlas is down or you just don't want to bother getting into it, use this method.
  • Click on a database link in the guide.
  • The screen asks you to login using your Borrower ID and PIN.
  • The Borrower ID is your V number including a capital V at the beginning.
  • The PIN is the last four digits of your V number.


Research Requirement

At least five secondary (research sources, one of which is from Valencia’s library catalog and/or Valencia’s library databases) along with the chosen story to be discussed.

Literary Databases

Suggested Databases

Your sources should be complete articles (no abstracts) from magazines, newspapers or journal articles.

West Campus Librarians