Welcome to WISE!
WISE is the library catalog and can be used to find books, articles, journals, videos, and many of the library's other resources.
Let Us Know!
The library wants to make WISE the best that it can be for Westminster College. Please contact the library, or John Garrison directly, for problems you encounter with WISE or improvements or changes you would like to see.
WISE is the library catalog and contains all title-level records for all of the resources that the Westminster College Library owns or otherwise has access to.
In addition, via a network called WorldCat, WISE also has records from thousands of libraries worldwide. This can be beneficial in discovering a wider scope of resources on a topic, but there are several important factors to keep in mind:
WISE is a user-friendly, all-in-one search tool, but is important to know when to use WISE, and when you may be better served by using the Library's other electronic resources.
Use the Online Journals and Reference Sources page for:
The library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is integrated into WISE, providing a convenient process for borrowing items that Westminster College does not own or have direct access to. It is recommended that you create an ILL account before you begin your search, but not required.
To use ILL in WISE:
For more information on the Interlibrary Loan process, see the Interlibrary Loan tab.
WISE is constantly undergoing upgrades and improving over time. There are different problems you may encounter, and several of them are listed below. Please contact the library to report other problems or questions.
This typically occurs when an item has not been indexed correctly in WISE. Newspaper and magazine articles are especially problematic in this case.
Solution: Go directly to the database source listed under the link to the article (eg: JSTOR, ScienceDirect, etc.). If the database source is unclear, please contact the library.
Please contact the library should this occur.
The library subscribes to all departmental journals through EBSCO, which offers an indexing service called "Electronic Journals Service" Not all journals are indexed at the article-level by EBSCO, and so you may be diverted to the title-level page instead.
Solution: On the EBSCO page, you should see "Your Access" followed by a green checkmark and a date range. Below this is "Available on Publisher's Site" with a linked date range. Click this link to navigate to the desired article. If this information is not present on the EBSCO page, or you cannot locate the article on the publisher's site, please contact the library.
From EBSCO Electronic Journals Service: