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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

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Access the Library's Electronic Resources from Off-Campus

All of our databases may be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet using 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.

If you have not created your password, go to to do so. See Accounts and Passwords for more information. For questions about your EWU ID number, contact the IT Help Desk

What Databases Can We Access?

If you don't know the name of a specific database and want recommendations, then go to the appropriate Research Guides.

If you want to see if we have a particular database, then you can browse our Databases A-Z list.

Because the Spokane Academic Library is shared with WSU, you have access to more databases, such as BIOSIS Citation Index. However, you must go to the Spokane Academic Library in-person to access the WSU databases.

How Can I Find the Full Text of an Article in a Database?

When you are searching in one of our databases and the article isn't available full text right there, look for the hyperlinked icon that says Check for Full Text.  A new screen will open up showing you one of three options:

  1. If the article is available in another electronic resource, then it will give the names of the databases, years of coverage and a link to get the article.
  2. If no online access is available for the article, then click on the Find in a Library tab to see if we own it in print.  You'll need to write down the location, call number and note the years of coverage in order to find it. Current journals are mostly located on the main level.  Floor maps are available at the Reference Desk to help you find it.
  3. If the article is not available full text online or in print, then click on the link that says Request this Article using InterLibrary Loan. You can log into our ILL to request that we get the article from another institution.
  4. it will say No Full Text Available. In this case, click on the Get It tab to see if we have it in print or microfilm. Be sure to note the years of coverage, location and call number of the journal.

EWU belongs to a consortium of university (Summit) libraries throughout Washington, Oregon & Idaho which allows us to borrow materials from each other.  When searching the library catalog, Summit materials will have orange colored text and the link will say "Check Request Options - Held by Summit Libraries".  To get those materials, simply click on that link and log-in with your EWU credentials (NetID).  Click on the Place Summit Request link, pick the location where you want it delivered and submit your request.  Delivery time is approximately 4-8 days.

If the item you want is not available via Summit, then you can use our InterLibrary Loan (ILL) system to request materials we don't own. See the InterLibrary Loan guide for more information.

How Do I Find a Specific Journal, Magazine or Newspaper?

EWU Library Catalog Title Search -- To see if we have access to a particular periodical (journal, magazine or newspaper), then type the name of the periodical into the Title search box.  If it's a journal, then you can change the Material Type category to Journal.

  • If we have the title online, it will have a green bullet & say Online Access. Click the link View Online to see a list of databases with date ranges. Click on the name of the database to view the journal.
  • If we have physical (in print and/or microfilm) copies, then there will be a green bullet along with the message "Available at..." and the location (call number). Click the Find in a Library link to view the full years of coverage. Be sure to check to make sure that we own the years that you need.

EJournals A-Z -- Is an alphabetical list of the journals, magazines and newspapers we have online in our databases. It will not show if we have it in print or microfilm in the library.

BrowZine -- View top academic journals from your field with BrowZine. BrowZine is a browsable newsstand of recent issues of the library’s top electronic academic journals, pulling together thousands of subscribed and open access titles in one spot. When full-text access isn’t available via BrowZine – users will have the option to request articles through Interlibrary Loan. Create a personal account to have a bookshelf to follow favorite titles and to save articles to read later. Mobile apps for both iOS and Android are available as well.