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Riverpoint Campus Library Resources

  • NetID Account for Accessing Databases
    Use your NetID login for accessing EWU databases from off-campus. This is the same login that is used for EWU email and for computer labs on campus. The above link will allow you to activate or change your NetID login.
  • Find Articles  
    The above link will take you to a list of all EWU library databases arranged by subject. If you are accessing the databases from off-campus, you will need to login with your iTech username and password when prompted to.
  • Find Books and Videos and such
    EWU WorldCat searches EWU holdings and over 30 academic libraries in Washington & Oregon, as well as thousands of other libraries worldwide. EWU items are ranked first. Requested items from Summit Libraries take 3-7 days; WorldCat interlibrary loan requests take 1-2 weeks. The EWU-only library catalog provides holdings information for the JFK and Riverpoint collections. Most items at JFK (Cheney campus) can be requested and sent to Riverpoint with a quick delivery time of just a day or two.
  • Find a Journal, Magazine or Newspaper
    Looking for a particular journal? This link provides two avenues for determining whether the library provides either physical or electronic access to the journal you're looking for. If the journal you're looking for resides physically at the JFK Library in Cheney, you can use the Interlibrary Loan System (below) to request scanned PDF copies of particular articles. You can also search WSU's holdings available to you at the Riverpoint Campus Library via Griffin or the WSU e-Journals list.
  • EWU Interlibrary Loan System
    Use this link when the article you need is not available either online or physically at the Riverpoint Campus Library; or in the rare instance that a book or video you want is not available via Summit.
  • RefWorks
    A citation management program which facilitates collecting, organizing, and formatting your research references - makes APA and other citation styles a snap.

Trend Analysis Sources

  • Gallup
    More than just opinion polls, Gallup offers up an array of social and economic data and trend analysis. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the home page and find the link to Research Reports.
  • Pew Research Center
    The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The center conducts public opinion polling, demographic studies, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. It does not take positions on policy issues.
  • The Statistical Abstract
    From the website: "The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations."
  • The Trends Research Institute
    A network of experts led by Gerald Celente, specializing in cold-eyed forecasting of "the next big thing." "Gerald Celente is always ahead of the curve on trends and uncannily on the mark ... he's one of the most accurate forecasters around." — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Trend Analysis As Method
    Part of a report by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on trends shaping education.
  • American Hospital Association: Research and Trends
    Annual reports that provide up to date information on both health and hospital trends. Data from various sources including the AHA Annual Survey is compiled and made available through our TrendWatch Chartbook.
  • Research Trends
    A free bi-monthly publication of Scopus, Research Trends provides objective, current insights into scientific trends based on bibliometric (citation) analysis.
  • Washington Regional Economic Analysis Project
    Tools for generating graphic analysis and summary reports of local area economic and population growth and change.
  • AOTA's 1-Minute Update
    News and trends in the field of occupational therapy: "Available exclusively to AOTA members, this biweekly e-mail newsletter features important news of the profession, ideas, and products."

Demographics Sources

  • U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts
    QuickFacts provides easy access to facts about the people, business, and geography of the United States.
  • American Fact Finder
    The Census Bureau's portal to data from the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, the Puerto Rico Community Survey, The Economic Census, the Population Estimates Program, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, Business Patterns, and Nonemployer Statistics.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics: Demographics Page
    From the website: "Several programs at the Bureau of Labor Statistics make significant amounts of data available for specific demographic categories. Demographic categories used by BLS include sex, age, race, and ethnic origin. The data by age generally are limited to persons of working age, defined as 16 years and older. Data on race generally are for blacks and whites. Data on ethnicity are confined chiefly to information on persons of Hispanic origin."
  • Administration on Aging (AoA): Aging Statistics
    "The older population--persons 65 years or older--numbered 39.6 million in 2009 (the latest year for which data is available). They represented 12.9% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000. People 65+ represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to grow to be 19% of the population by 2030."
  • County Health Rankings
    From the website: "The County Health Rankings show us that where we live matters to our health. The health of a community depends on many different factors – ranging from individual health behaviors, education and jobs, to quality of health care, to the environment. This collection of 50 reports – one per state – helps community leaders see that where we live, learn, work, and play influences how healthy we are and how long we live."
  • CDC: Obesity Statistics
    Adult and childhood obesity statistics and resources.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Trends & Statistics
    Information on drug usage, emergency room data, prevention and treatment programs, and other research findings.
  • Washington State Data Book
    The Data Book contains eleven major sections: Population, Economy, State Government Finance, Human Services, Criminal Justice, Education, Natural Resources, Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Local Government.
  • Washington State Department of Health: Center for Health Statistics
    From the website: "CHS provides access to current, high quality health data that covers deaths, births, pregnancy rates, abortion rates, and behavioral risk factors. These data are also used by policy makers, health professionals, community-based organizations, and researchers to understand trends, identify high risk populations (and geographic areas), set prevention priorities, and plan targeted health promotion strategies."
  • Health of Washington State
    Statewide assessment of health status, health risks, and health care services.

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