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Eastern Washington University Libraries

History 389: Public History

Winter 2015 HIST 389 is focusing on the history of the Spokane Valley.

General History

General Works on the history of the Pacific Northwest and the immediate region.  These books will be helpful in providing background and context for the history of the region, and placing the Spokane Valley into a larger historical context. 


EWU Library Catalogs

*  EWU Library Catalog (

Search for books, videos, articles, and more at EWU libraries, Summit Libraries, and beyond.  While not required, if you want full functionality (save or request items, etc.), please log in by clicking on the "EWU Students, Faculty, and Staff" link and log in with your Net ID. 

*  Wayfinder:  The catalog of Washington Libraries (

Combined catalog of over 250 Washington public, academic, government law, medical, corporate, special and tribal libraries. 

Help with Searching EWU Library Catalog

*  EWU Library Catalog (

The EWU Library Catalog gives you access to all the library's books, videos, CDs, government publications, as well as articles on all subjects. 

What's in the catalog?

*  All of EWU's physical holdings, including books, videos, CDs government documents and more.

*  All the physical holdings of the Summit Libraries - over 9 million titles!

*  Citations for millions of articles

We strongly encourage you to log in with your NetID and password on the initial screen  The catalog will give you better results and links to all the ways to request items.  (If you don't want to log in, then click the link "Continue as a guest.")

How do I Search the catalog?

If you don't have a particular item in mind, type in your keywords as you would in Google, as a string of words.

*  Put exact phrases in quotes, e.g. "video games"

*To find variations on a word, type the stem of the word followed by *, e.g. violen* to find violence, violent, etc. 

*If you want to look for either word/phrase, the Boolean operator OR must be in ALLCAPS and in parentheses, e.g. (college OR university)

If you know the exact title of the item, type the title "in quotes" and the last name of the author (if known).  OR click Browse Search and type in the title and or author.