University of Western States Library Resources

Contact a librarian, search library resources, and access library "how to" guides, as well as information on APA citation style and copyright.

Welcome to the University of Western States Library

Need help with a search or locating a resource? The librarians of UWS are available to work with you to discover exactly the information you require for your projects and assignments. Below you can search library resources, access library "how to" information, and get real-time help from a librarian. 

Key Library Resources

About the Library

Find general information about the library, including hours, policies, and more.

APA Citation Style

Find resources to help with APA citation style, including formatting, as well as information about RefWorks.

Contact a Librarian

Contact a librarian via email, phone, text, or chat to get assistance with a search or finding resources.

UWS Copyright Statement

Learn about copyright at UWS and who to contact if you have questions about copyright compliance or fair use.

Search Library Resources


Search for books (including e-books) and videos (including streaming videos) held by the UWS Library.


Search for journal articles and information from a wide array of general and subject-specific research databases.

Journals and E-book Lists

Search for e-journals to browse or locate the full-text of a known article, or search for e-books by title or topic.

Library "How To" Guides

Library Services for Distance Students

Topics include contacting the library; borrowing library materials, including course reserves; accessing electronic resources and materials via interlibrary loan, as well as tutorials and resources for APA citation style.

Library Tutorials

Watch videos on how to search databases like Medline, CINAHL, and DynaMed, as well as how to use the RefWorks citation management tool. Learn how to use the UWS library catalog to find books, e-books and videos, as well as how to use the journals list to track down a full-text article from a citation.

Library DIY: Using the UWS Library

Take all or part of this tutorial to brush up on accessing and using library information resources, basic search skills, choosing the right resources for your information needs, avoiding plagiarism, and more.