Students who are not on campus still have a variety of options for access to library materials as well as research support.
Library materials can be accessed through a combination of methods: receiving items by mail (fully remote students only), searching within Watzek's electronic resources, requesting the purchase of ebooks, and requesting articles and book chapters through interlibrary loan for electronic delivery.
Library staff are available virtually to help you navigate options for access, and to assist with any stage of your research.
Faculty and students who live off campus and are completing all of their courses remotely can have up to ten library items (including Lewis & Clark, Summit, and interlibrary loan materials) mailed to their home address. Items will be delivered via USPS Priority Mail with pre-paid return postage included. We are only able to mail items within the United States.
Use Primo to find a broad array of electronically available resources. Use the search box below to find only electronic results:
Google Scholar is another powerful tool for finding academic literature. If using Google Scholar from an off-campus location, be sure to configure your settings to show library access links for Lewis & Clark College.
Find resources more narrowly tailored to a subject or specific course through the following links, especially on the Databases tab of most guides:
A complete list of Watzek's databases may be found through the A-Z list, below. Specific types of remote resources may be viewed through the second link.
Articles and book chapters may be requested and provided as PDFs. A short video (time: 2:24) shows the process of requesting an article by interlibrary loan in Primo, the library catalog.
Schedule a consultation with a librarian for help with research papers and projects, or choose a subject specialist librarian to set up an appointment. Once your request has been received, we'll be in touch with specifics about a virtual meeting.
Chat with a librarian by clicking the "chat" button in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. If the button doesn't appear, no one is currently available to chat.
E-mail a librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.