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Library DIY

Navigating UWG library resources and research

Asked to use only print or non-Internet sources

The Libraries have more access to online journal or magazine articles than to print versions. However, some assignments may ask that you NOT use "online" or "Internet" sources. Here are suggestions for handling this:

  • First: Check the assignment requirements. Does the professor mean that you are not allowed to use any sources from the open (free) web, but you ARE allowed to use online articles from scholarly journals available through the library's online databases? If you're unsure, talk with your instructor.
  • Next: If you've confirmed that you cannot use online library resources, search for print versions of relevant journals through the Libraries catalog UWG Library Catalog
  • Finally: When you locate a journal in UWG Library Catalog, look in the full catalog record at the location. Most print journals are located on the ground floor and organized alphabetically by title.


If you're having trouble locating your item, ask at the Circulation or Reference Desk on the main floor of the Library. If the journal is only available outside of UWG Library, click on the Request from Interlibrary Loan link.

  • Scan articles or make photocopies on the main floor of the library.