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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries


A guide to high quality American history focused resources for EWU students majoring in history. For other time periods, see the Class Guides on the left hand column of the Articles page.

Access Electronic Resources from Off-Campus

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 use to log into campus computers, the wireless network, NetStorage,etc.

  • For students, your username is the first letter of your first name, your last name, and the last 2 digits of your EagleCard number.
  • For faculty/staff, your username and password are the same ones you use to access EWU email.

If you have not created your password, go to See NetID Account for more information.

Online Reference Books

Print Reference Books: U.S. Military History

Print Reference Books: U.S. History

Pring reference books are located on the main level of the JFK Library (behind the reference desk).  U.S. history is mostly in the E call number range.  You cannot check reference books out, but you can make copies of relevant sections.

Print Reference Books: African American History

Print Reference Books: Native Americans

Major Movements (Listed chronologically)

Print Reference Books: Civil Rights