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Valpo Core Resources: Get Started

Recommended academic resources for Valpo Core students.


This Subject Guide offers you quick, guided access to recommended resources for Core students.

Click on a tab above to access a particular type of resource (articles or books) or for your Core Worker Paper Resources.

Off-Campus Access

You can gain off-campus access to the electronic resources (also called databases or journal collections) by clicking on the name of the database you’d like to access, and then logging in using your ValpoNet username (ex. jsmith1) and password.

If you have problems with this service, contact IT at 464-5678.

New to Using the Library?

Everyone is new to using the library at some point in any college career! Don't hesitate to ask questions of library staff--that's why we're here! You can also look over the "How Do I Find?" guides to see if they might answer your question. We've heard that the Basic Information about the Christopher Center guide is especially helpful!

Get Help!

Face-to-face help is always available at the 2nd Floor Circulation Desk. 

Call us on the phone at 219.464.5500.

Text us at  219.767.4898.

E-mail us at

Core Blogs

The Core Information Blog provides you with up-to-date information on Core-approved 5th Hour events and other Core-related resources.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a service which obtains, from other libraries, research materials that are not available in the University Libraries' collections.

If you have not done so already, register for interlibrary loan -- ILLiad

The Writing Center

Visit the Writing Center tab on this guide for important information about the Writing Center.  At the Writing Center (located on the first floor of the Christopher Center), you can get help with every aspect of your paper, from brainstorming and topic development to citation styles and bibliographies.  Writers of every ability are welcome!

For the Core Worker paper, the Writing Center has provided even more specific guidance on every aspect of your process.