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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Statistical Abstract of the United States

The library has added a subscription to the Statistical Abstract of the United States to its collection.  This resources is a great first stop for any type of statistical information relating to the U.S. 

  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
    Statistical Abstract of the US is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

A New Guide to New Books

Hofheimer Library has a new guide to New Books at Hofheimer Library, created by graduate student intern Candice Cheshire.  The guide will updated periodically.  New books are added to the library collection all year long.  In addition, stop by the "New Books" display in the seating alcove near the Circulation Desk to browse new titles.  All new books are available for checkout.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Database

New to Virginia Wesleyan College.

  • National Criminal Juctice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts
    Database covers literature related to research, policy and practice in criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. Search over 189,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations and unpublished research.

Applied Social Sciences Indexes & Abstracts Database

New to Virginia Wesleyan College. 


Q What is Ask-A-Librarian?

What is the green AskUs tab?
Updated: Aug 01, 2013

New ways to ask librarians questions! 

Click the Ask Us link on the side of the library pages - ask your question or view recent answers to questions

or text your question via SMS to (757) 401-6510.

or email your question to 

or call the library at 757/455-3224

New Guide to the College Archives

The College Archives has a new guide with online finding aids to the materials held in the collection.  This guide was created by Rebecca Driscoll, MLIS, an alumnae of VWC who volunteered to work with Dr. Stephen Mansfield on this project.

Literature Online (LION)

Q What is LION or Literature Online?

Updated: Jan 17, 2014



Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 383 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

This database is very useful for researching drama and all kinds of literature.


Search the VWC Library Catalog

Hofheimer Library has a new version of the library catalog.  Try it out in the box below.  Miss the "Classic PAC"?  Classic PAC is still available through a link inside the new catalog interface.  Questions about the new catalog?  Just Ask Us!


Chronicle of Higher Education Expanded Access

Hofheimer Library now offers an enhanced version of our subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education that allows off-campus access to premium content.  VWC faculty, staff and students can create an account using their VWC email address to access content from the Chronicle from an off-campus computer, tablet or smart phone.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    Set up an account to sign up for daily or weekly briefings in areas of interest to you.
    Recommended list: Academe Today.
    Interested in technology? Try the Wired Campus list.

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