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Wilmington College - Cincinnati Programs: WC Cincinnati Home

Welcome to Wilmington College Cincinnati Students!

Your research is important to us!  As students of the Cincinnati campus, you have access to virtually the same materials as our on-campus students.  We are happy to offer you literally millions of books, journal articles and other excellent resources to successfully complete your research projects.  The e-mail routes to our three Watson Library reference librarians, Lucinda, Lee, and Elizabeth, for your reference support.

We'd love to hear from you!

Watson Starting Line - One-Search Box

 Starting Line searches include results from many, many Watson databases and catalogs.  You may get massive result lists from a variety of discipline perspectives and in many formats.  You must use filters on left side to manage the results. Some searchers for business and HR topics begin with business-specific databases first  - Business Source Complete, Human Resources Abstracts, and other  Key Journal Databases for Business and Human Resources - and use Starting Line results as a double-check for useful citations overlooked.

Essential Watson Library Links

Watson Library - the Resource-full Place!

Find Articles in the OhioLINK Databases

Key journal databases for Business and Human Resources 


Find scholarly journals and other periodicals in these databases.  You can combine (cross-search) any of the EBSCO databases -- for example, Business Source Complete together with Human Resources Abstracts,   Use  "Choose Databases" at the top of any EBSCO database search screen and select those databases that you want to combine. 


Finding Ebooks in Watson Library's Collection

You can get to Wilmington College’s Watson Library in 3 ways:

From the Watson Library site:

  • Select OPAL Proxy.   Enter your last name and your library card number – 000 + your WC student ID number.  (This is sometimes called your barcode number instead of your library card number.)  OPAL Proxy gives you “permission” to see the full text content of any OPAL ebooks. 

  • At the top of the OPAL Proxy list is the OPAL Catalog.  Search the OPAL Catalog by keyword, title, author or subject.   If you know the exact title of the book, search by title.  If you aren’t sure of a specific title, start with a keyword search (Any Field). You can also search by ISBN (the More Options tab) if you need a specific edition of the book and none other.    

  • Ebooks in OPAL all have a View online link.  Select Wilmington College from the list of institutions.  Some ebook publishers, such as Safari, have a link on the first screen to Buy from Publisher.  As long as you are a Wilmington student and the book is in OPAL, you have access to the text and there’s no need to purchase it. 

  • Each ebook publisher’s content looks slightly different.  Some publishers have different extra tools than others, such as bookmarking or email functions, but most all of them are searchable.  

  • Ebooks can be used by many students at the same time.  No special e-readers are required, just your laptop or other device.


  • Have questions about ebooks or other Watson Library resources?   Email Watson librarians at, or call us – 937.481.2345.  We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your research projects!   










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