Use the library's catalog to find books, journal articles, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and other resources at Preston Library, local (WLU) and world-wide libraries. Here is the URL to the Advanced Search page: http://vmi.worldcat.org/advancedsearch
When an article from a journal, magazine or newspaper is not accessible online or available in print, you can request an Interlibrary Loan. To open an ILL article request form click on this URL: https://illiad.vmi.edu/
You must use your VMI username and password.
Usually it takes 48 hours to receive the full-text article, but it could take up to 2 weeks.
If you have any questions, please see a Reference Librarian, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
You have over 200 databases at your fingertips. There are databases for all the disciplines taught at VMI. You can search for articles in scholarly journal articles, popular magazines, national and international newspapers. If you need help identifying the database for your research, consult with Col. Janet Holly, Reference Librarian.
Access to full-text articles will be indicated by html and PDF icons within each bibliographic citation when you use the library databases.
When you see by the bibliographic citation, you may find the full-text article from another library database, or you will be prompted to request an Interlibrary Loan.
If you have any problem accessing full-text articles, see a Reference Librarian.
There are research guides for all disciplines taught at VMI. You will find "how to" tips for research. Here is the URL: https://libguides.vmi.edu/researchguides
When you need more help, "ask a librarian."
When you want to schedule a consultation with a librarian, click on "Meet With Us."
Need help with your research? Ask a Librarian!
Maj. Ashley Carroll, Research & Instruction Librarian
Col. Janet Holly, Research & Instruction Librarian
LTC Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger, Head of Research & Instruction Services
To schedule a consultation with a Librarian, click on "Schedule a Virtual Research Consultation" located in the "ASK US ANYTHING!" box on the right-side of the library's homepage.
Professional and peer writing consultants work with cadets in one-on-one conferences on every aspect of the writing process, from planning a paper to polishing the final draft.
Maj. Steven E. Knepper
Interium Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English
Ph: (540) 464-7045
The Writing Center
Virginia Military Institute
215 Carroll Hall
Lexington, Virginia 24450
Contact Writing Center