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Digital Education Leadership: Books

VIDEO Finding Books Using Primo, the Library's Search Engine

Learning Outcomes: by the end of this screencast, you will know how to:

  • use Primo, the library's search engine, to find books
  • how to refine your results in Primo
  • request books from the Summit catalog, consortium of 39 universities and colleges in the Pacific Northwest

Text instruction on Finding Books Using Primo

Before you start your search, make a list of unique keywords representing your topic.

  • On the main page of the library web site, click on the Login (for full search results) link.

Search box

  • Click on the ADVANCED SEARCH hyperlink. Type a few unique keywords from your list into the search boxes. For example, try educational technology and hit enter

Advanced search link

  • On the results page, use the drop down menu next to the SPU Library+Summit verbiage to look for items just in the SPU library.
  • Refine your results.
  • On the right, under Refine my results, you can modify the search options.
  • Click on any title that has the green text Available at to find more information about the item. Make sure you write down the call number.'
  • If an item is available online, there will be green verbiage (Online access) that indicates this. Click on the title to find the online link to the eBook.

  • Other ways to narrow your results are to put a check mark in a germane Topic box, adjust the date, and more.




Newish books on Technology, etc.