Hoover’s Online

Hoover’s Online is being discontinued in 2018.

As a result, Wilson Library is no longer subscribing to this resource. Here are recommended alternatives for company information.

Business Insights Global – Delivers comprehensive international business intelligence. Includes Global Histories, SWOT Reports, Thomson Reuters Company Financials and Investment Reports, Market Share Reports, and Industry Research Essays.

NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor’s) – Provides up-to-date capital market research. It is an extensive source of business and investment information that offers access to S&P Capital IQ’s research-related products such as industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, mutual fund reports and more.

Business Market Research Collection – This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from sources including Hoover’s Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots

For more information, take a look at our Company & Industry Information guide!

Need Help with Research?


Struggling with finding the articles and books you need for an upcoming paper?

Call Us: (909) 448-4301

Text Us: (909) 638-1882

24/7 Online Chat: library.laverne.edu

Email Us: ask@laverne.libanswers.com

Request an Appointment with a Librarian: library.laverne.edu/help/ask-a-librarian/subject-librarian/

Research appointments are an opportunity for you to discuss your research with a librarian. A librarian will:

  • help you work out a step-by-step procedure for finding information
  • suggest sources to give you an overview of the topic
  • assist in ways to evaluate the information you find

Most appointments last from 30 minutes to one hour.

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Archives & Special Collections

University of La Verne Digital Collections

This is a sample of digitized materials from Archives and Special Collections. These sources document the history of the University of La Verne and the surrounding community.

ULV Wilson Library Archives and Special Collections Playlist

Multicultural Children’s Books


“Children’s books continue to be an invaluable source of information and values. They reflect the attitudes in our society about diversity, power relationships among different groups of people, and various social identities (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, economic class, sexual orientation, and disability). The visual and verbal messages young children absorb from books (and other media) heavily influence their ideas about themselves and others. Depending on the quality of the book, they can reinforce (or undermine) children’s affirmative self-concept, teach accurate (or misleading) information about people of various identities, and foster positive (or negative) attitudes about diversity. Children’s books teach children about who is important, who matters, who is even visible. Consequently, carefully choosing quality children’s books is an indispensable educational and child-rearing task.

It is important to offer young children a range of books about people like them and their family—as well as about people who are different from them and their family. All of the books should be accurate and appealing to young children. Fortunately, there are some good anti-bias children’s books, which are available as a result of the ongoing activism of many individuals and groups over many years. However, while choices have improved over past decades, the lack of quality multicultural kid’s books currently being published has frustrated many communities. The number of children of color in the United States continues to rise, but the number of books published by or about people of color stays the same or even decreases.”

-Lousie Derman-Sparks, Teaching for Change (http://www.teachingforchange.org/selecting-anti-bias-books)

FOR RECOMMENDATIONS AND EVALUATIONS GUIDES, see the Multicultural Children’s Book Guide

Cite Your Sources!

Have you heard your professor say, “Cite your sources.”

You may be wondering: “what is APA?” or “what is MLA?.” We have tools to help you.

Get started with learning about the citation format at the library’s Citation Help Guide. Here you will find information and examples on AJPA, APA, ASA, MLA and Chicago/Turabian.

Another great (even better) resource is the Online Writing Lab at Purdue (affectionately known by your librarians as “OWL”). This is an in depth guide to some citation formats.

If you are jumping into a large research paper or thinking about your senior project, take a look at RefWorks. Create a database of your references that you can organize and then quickly create bibliographies. There is even a tool that works with Word that helps to formats your in-text citations, while building your work cited list at the end.

For detailed tutorials on using RefWorks visit the library’s RefWorks Guide.

Other freely accessible citation generators include:


Can’t Find the Article You Want?

Have you come across articles that you want for your paper, but the library doesn’t seem to have it full-text?

In these moments, use ILLiad.

This interlibrary loan service gets you the resources you need for free.

What you need to do:

  • sign up for an ILLiad account
  • Request articles, books, book chapters or other resources you need when you can’t find them in the library
  • Wait for the item to arrive. This takes from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks depending on the item. And whether it can be sent virtually or needs to be sent through snail mail.

What does this cost? It is part of your La Verne experience and is free to you.

Look for the ILLiad icon to have the article information automatically entered into a request form, or access ILLiad directly and fill out a request there. You can request any citation, it doesn’t have to be found in the library databases.


A Whole New RefWorks


RefWorks now has a brand new interface!  (Continuing users make sure to read to the end. There are some important tips, that I learned the hard way.)  The new interface allows for easy editing, creating of folders, creating of bibliographies, sharing of folders, and more.  It provides the same functionality as the Legacy RefWorks with a much more user-friendly look and feel.

RefWorks is an all-inclusive reference manager that allows you to collect, organize, read, annotate, and cite research sources. It’s an online service, meaning that you can access your research from anywhere that you have a computer and internet access, whether on-campus or off. Signing up is simple.

If you are already a RefWorks user, you know the high level of functionality it provides in saving your citations, creating bibliographies, and pairing with your word software.

If you are not yet a RefWorks user, take a minute to think about a software that stores all of your citation information and generates a first draft of your references page in seconds….  a dream come true.

For New RefWorks Users:

To learn more or to get started, the library has a RefWorks Guide with step-by-step instructions for everything you might want to know about RefWorks.

If you are ready to get started, you can create an account (using your La Verne email address) on the RefWorks homepage.

After you have set up an account, start searching in one of the library’s many databases for articles to export to RefWorks.

For Continuing RefWorks Users:

You have a choice.  Do you stay with the tried and true Legacy RefWorks? Or do you migrate over to the New RefWorks?

If you have been using RefWorks for a while there are some things you need to consider before deciding whether to continue using the Legacy RefWorks or migrate to the New RefWorks.

  1. Are you in the middle of working on a dissertation, thesis, or senior project?   If so, you probably don’t want to learn the new software in the middle of your project.  The Legacy RefWorks is scheduled to be available through next summer.  If your timeline matches this, you may just want to stick with what you know and then migrate. If you are at the beginning of your dissertation process, you may want to migrate over now.
  2. Is migrating to the New RefWorks difficult? Nope! RefWorks has made the migration very easy. When you log into the Legacy RefWorks there is a link in the top left-hand corner to migrate.  RefWorks takes care of the rest. One thing to note upon migrating: your username will now be the laverne email associated with your account, regardless of what it was in the Legacy RefWorks.
  3. Are you tempted to migrate and then see which one you like best? From personal experience, I would highly recommend not doing this.  If you start exporting/importing into both versions be aware that the citations with only appear in the version you import them into.  Pick one and go with it!  Otherwise you will be missing citations that you will need. (Yes, you can imagine how frustrating this might be!)
  4. How is the best way to keep logging into Legacy RefWorks? RefWorks has created an intermediary page when you export from a database allowing you to choose the RefWorks platform you want to use.  From here, select the Legacy RefWorks.  Alternatively, there is a link to the Legacy RefWorks on the RefWorks Guide or you may want to bookmark it in your browser.  The New RefWorks is now linked from the Library Homepage.


Do you know…


Did you know that you have full access to the New York Times through the Wilson Library?  Your access to NYTimes.com is available from any location, on or off campus. In order to access it, you will need to create your own account with your La Verne email. Here are step by step instructions for setting up your account.

With an account you can:

  • Retrieve your Times content from any device.
  • Sign up and get news sent right to your in-box.
  • Save articles for later.
  • Receive custom newsletters.
  • Access content tailored to you. Enjoy personalized articles, videos and slide shows.
  • Comment on articles.
  • Email stories, videos and multimedia.

Get started NOW!

Getting Started

Whether you are new to La Verne or have used the library many times, there are always a few new ways to get the information you need through the library. Take a few minutes and watch an introductory video on getting started with the online library. Find where to search for books, articles, and get help.

If you are new to La Verne and the Library or just need a refresh, take a look at our Get Started guide. It will give you the information you need to know about using the library. Check out the Ask Us tab on the website to get quick answers to library questions.

Need help?

Text a Librarian at (909) 638-1882 during the hours of:

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 11:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 9:00pm

Chat with a La Verne Librarian Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm, Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00pm. The chat service is available 24/7. Hours that a La Verne Librarian is not available a librarian from another university will answer your questions.

Stop by the Research Desk! A librarian is available for walk-in help Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm, Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00pm.

Library Technology Services can assist you with Blackboard, eportfolio, and other technology questions.  Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 8:00pm, Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm, and Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00pm.