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Library Services for EWU @ Lower Columbia College Students & Faculty: Find Articles

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Access Article Databases

For EWU article databases...

All of our 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.

If you have not created your password, go to accounts.ewu.edu. See NetID Account for more information. For questions about your EWU ID number, contact IT Help Desk.

Starting your research? Try these databases first!

These article databases are good places to begin your research, or when you just need some articles on your topic.

In-Depth Research

Not happy with the results from the databases above? Want to go more in-depth on your issue?

Find Full-Text Within a Database

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 Check for Full Text iconor 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...

 Check for Full Text screen

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." Click the Find in a Library tab to see if we have it in print or microfilm. The page will look like the image below. Note:

  • the years we have -- for the example below "Latest 5 years only"
  • the location -- JFK Main Level Periodical
  • the call number of the journal -- PC4001 .H7

Find in a Library tab screen

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.

Get Items Not Available Online?

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 through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).  Use the Request Using Interlibrary Loan link on either the View Online tab or the Find in a Library tab in the library catalog or one of our databases.  If you need to request an item that isn't found in the catalog or one of our databases, then log-in to your Interlibrary Loan account. 

Once you are logged-in to your ILL account, you will need to set up your personal contact information and delivery preferences. Be sure to indicate that your Preferred Loan Delivery Method is Mail to Address and your Pickup Location is Distance Education.  See the tabs Find Articles and Find Books above for more information about receiving articles or books once you have found an item.  Still have questions about the status of your Interlibrary Loan items?  Contact the EWU Interlibrary Loan department at 509-359-2492 or via E-mail [ewuill@ewu.edu].