To discover information about the context, meaning, and impact behind your images, you will want to search for scholarly studies on the topic. Below are a few example searches. Additionally, please see the box below for information on accessing books during this time (it can be complicated!). Use the filters on the left side of the Search It screen (under Type) to look for print or ebooks. IF YOU CANNOT FIND KEYWORDS: Find a book or article, and read the abstract or subject headings for additional direction (or talk to your instructor or librarian!). ADDITIONALLY: If you click into a record, you will see a list of subject headings. You can click on any of these to get a full list of results in Search It that have had this heading applied.
The library will be closed during the Fall 2020 semester. However, you can still check out print books and other physical materials, as we can mail them to your place of residence. For those of you on campus, we have contactless pickup available in lockers outside of the library. To request one of these options, make sure you are logged in to Search It. When you click on the item title and scroll down, click on the Request Item button and select your preference. NOTE: If you request home delivery, make sure that your address is correct in your student account, OR enter it in the notes field when making the request.
For information on these options, and for tutorials on a wide range of information regarding access to materials, please see the "How Do I" page (link below).
Many eBooks in our collection can be accessed online from anywhere, using your WSU NetID and password. Some of these books have unlimited licenses, meaning that they may be viewed and checked out by any number of users, and some are more restricted. To read a full book offline, you must download certain software that allows you to "check it out" for a certain period of time. However, you may read the full book online without technically checking it out. In some cases, you can download a chapter or a certain percentage of the book as a PDF to keep forever. See the links below for information.
One eBook program we participate in is called HathiTrust ETAS. If you see this listed on a red button on a book record, click on it, and then on the next page, click on Log In on the top right. This will ensure you get access to the book.
If we do not have access to a book or article, we can order it from another library for free! Please see the instructions for ordering via Summit (books) and Interlibrary Loan (books, articles, and more) in the How Do I link below, or contact me (Erin Hvizdak) with questions.