If you don't know the name of a specific database and want recommendations, then go to the appropriate Research Guides.
If you want to see if we have a particular database, then you can browse our Databases A-Z list.
Because the Spokane Academic Library is shared with WSU, you have access to more databases, such as BIOSIS Citation Index. However, you must go to the Spokane Academic Library in-person to access the WSU databases.
EWU belongs to a consortium of university (Summit) libraries throughout Washington, Oregon & Idaho which allows us to borrow materials from each other. When searching the library catalog, Summit materials will have orange colored text and the link will say "Check Request Options - Held by Summit Libraries". To get those materials, simply click on that link and log-in with your EWU credentials (NetID). Click on the Place Summit Request link, pick the location where you want it delivered and submit your request. Delivery time is approximately 4-8 days.
If the item you want is not available via Summit, then you can use our InterLibrary Loan (ILL) system to request materials we don't own. See the InterLibrary Loan guide for more information.
When you are searching in one of our databases and the article isn't available full text right there, look for the hyperlinked icon that says Check for Full Text. A new screen will open up showing you one of three options:
EWU Library Catalog Title Search -- To see if we have access to a particular periodical (journal, magazine or newspaper), then type the name of the periodical into the Title search box. If it's a journal, then you can change the Material Type category to Journal.
EJournals A-Z -- Is an alphabetical list of the journals, magazines and newspapers we have online in our databases. It will not show if we have it in print or microfilm in the library.
BrowZine -- View top academic journals from your field with BrowZine. BrowZine is a browsable newsstand of recent issues of the library’s top electronic academic journals, pulling together thousands of subscribed and open access titles in one spot. When full-text access isn’t available via BrowZine – users will have the option to request articles through Interlibrary Loan. Create a personal account to have a bookshelf to follow favorite titles and to save articles to read later. Mobile apps for both iOS and Android are available as well.