How do I access databases from off-campus?
How do I check out stuff?
How do I find a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper?
Go to Find a Journal, Magazine or Newspaper and type in the name of the source (not the article title).
How do I get help with my research?
For personalized consultations, use the Ask a Librarian contact info in the box on the right.
Where is the library?
Can I study in the library?
Where are the materials my instructor put on reserve?
Where is the fiction shelved?
EWU Libraries are here to help you in a number of ways!
Locate Quality Information
There is more to doing research than what you can find via Google. A lot more! This tutorial is focused on locating, evaluating, and citing articles and books – traditional sources of information that your professors expect you to use in your essays.
Why isn’t all of the information in the library on Google? Because, invariably, quality information costs money. Google is designed to locate what’s available freely on the web.
Can you find articles and books on Google? Yes, some articles and books are freely available, but Google doesn’t organize information by type or quality. It organizes information by keywords, and ranks according to popularity. And popularity does not automatically equal quality. So you end up fishing for jewels in the sea of data.
But if you use the library's online resources you can quickly locate articles and books, or fish for jewels in a jewelry box. They save you time and effort in your quest for quality information.