If you are using any of the library's online databases from off-campus, you will need to log in.
Username: Your W Number*
Password: First 2 letters of first name, first 2 letters of last name, and last 4 digits of W# (i.e. jado6789)
* Don't know your W#, look it up in Class-Web.
To find articles published in journals, magazines, newspapers or other periodicals, you will need to use the library's online databases.
In the following databases, you are likely to find relevant information on topics related to Afghanistan and Afghan culture:
General Reference Information:
(Click on Collections, then "Area Studies.")
Biographies (information about author, important people, etc.):
Controversial Issues (Contemporary issues concerning Afghanistan and Afghans):
News and Culture:
*Additional databases can be found on the LPC Library website:
Sample Search Terms:
Please note that there might be alternative spellings (for example, "koran" or "quran"; "Share-e Nau" or "Shahr i-Naw"; "Nadir" or "Nader").
Ask a librarian if you need help developing your search terms.
*Use quotation marks around phrases:
example: "Northern Alliance"
*Use connecting (boolean) words such as "and", "or" to connect multiple terms or phrases:
example #1: afghanistan AND "soviet union"
example #2: afghan AND ("social life" OR customs)