EWU's electronic resources (e.g. databases) may be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet, with your NetID username and password. (This username/password is the same one that you used to initially set up your EWU email account.) Your username is the first letter of your first name, your last name, and the last 2 digits of your EWU ID number.
For Bellevue College article databases...
When prompted to log in, use your BC Student ID number (nine-digit number starting with 950), and your last name. For help with BC logins, contact the Bellevue College LMC reference desk at 425-564-6161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These article databases are good places to begin your research, or when you just need some articles on your topic.
Not happy with the results from the databases above? Want more subject specific information on your topic? Then try these research guides.
When you are searching in one of the library databases and the article in question isn't available full text right there, look for this icon or a hyperlink that says EWU - Check for Full Text.
Clicking the Check for Full Text button in the databases brings up a screen like this one...
If the article is available online, it will say Full text available at:[link to database]. In the example above, the article is available in Sage Premier and the years of coverage is also listed. When you click on the database link, another window will open and bring you into that resource to find the full text of the article. *Note: Sometimes if the article is available from a journal vendor (like the example above), then the link may not bring you to the full text. Instead, it will drop you on the top page of the journal's home page and you have to find the article using the citation information (volume, issue & page number).
If the article is not available full text electronically, it will say "No full text available. Being a distance education or online patron, you won't be able to access the print version of the article in person. In this case, or if the article isn't available via EWU at all, then follow the steps below to request it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Use the Request Using Interlibrary Loan link on either the View Online tab or the Find in a Library tab.
In order to get materials that EWU does not own (or you don't have access to them because you are not physically near the EWU campus) you will need to request them using our InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service.
For an article citation you find in one of our databases (most common):
If you have a citation to an article, book or other item, and you know that we don’t own it, then you can go directly into our ILL system to request the materials.