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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Recreation & Leisure

Assistance for courses, research and careers.

Find Books, Videos

Having problems requesting items via Summit? Please contact the JFK Circulation Desk at 509.359.7888,, or in person on the main level. 

Access Electronic Resources from Off-Campus

All of our databases may be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet using your EWU Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials. When you click on the link for one of our electronic resources, an EWU SSO log-in screen will appear.  Follow these steps to log-in:

  • Click on the red EWU SSO Login button.
  • Choose your account (your EWU email address).
  • Enter your password.

Having trouble accessing your Single Sign-On Account?

  • If you forgot your username or password, then you can go to to reset them.  If you haven't set up your account yet (a new student or employee), then go to and click on Activate Account to create your password.
  • Are you still having trouble with your SSO login?  Contact the IT Help Desk at (509) 359-2247.


*Note: The most efficient way to find eBooks is to do a keyword search in the library catalog.  Please limit your search to EWU, then limit by Material Type eBooks.  EWU affiliated patrons can use their single sign on to access eBooks from anywhere.  If you want more help on these eBook collections, then see our eBooks research guide.

Useful Subject Headings

When searching the library catalog, these terms will be helpful to use to help you find books and other sources.

  • Leisure
  • Leisure Industry
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Recreation
  • Recreation Management
  • Tourism
  • Tourism Management

Useful Call Numbers

You can browse the upper level book stacks by call number to find relevant books on the following topics.  For a more detailed list, see the Library of Congress Subject Headings for recreation & leisure [].

GV1-1860 Recreation. Leisure

GV181.35-181.6 Recreation leadership. Administration of recreation services

GV182-182.5 Recreational areas and facilities. Recreation centers

GV191.2-200.66 Outdoor life. Outdoor recreation

GV201-555 Physical education and training

GV557-1198.995 Sports

GV1199-1570 Games and amusements

GV1580-1799.4 Dancing