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MEDU 530 Qual/Quan Research Method: Print & E-Books

How to Find & Request Physical GFU Library Items: 1 min. 25 sec.

Find Physical Items in GFU Libraries

Find Print Books and Other Physical Items in the GFU Libraries 

To search for GFU print books, videos, and other physical items:

  • Add your search terms and click the go button to run the search

The initial Primo search returns physical items along with online materials.

To limit to physical items from GFU libraries, such as print books, DVDs and print journalslook at the left side of the search results under the Availability heading and click the link "Physical Items in GFU Libraries"

Next, narrow by Resource Type such as print books from the left sidebar by clicking the link to Print Books, DVD Videos, Journals, etc. 

A Primo Advanced Search allows for more nuanced searching, and limiting by material type, language, and more.

Circulation Period: GFU books circulate to students for a four-week period, with up to two renewals. Most DVDs check out for one week.

Find & Access GFU E-books

 E-books and other online materials in Primo are immediately available to GFU students and staff. 

To find GFU e-books:

  • Using the dropdown menu in the search box, change the search from Everything to GFU 
  • Add your search terms and click the go button to run the search


On the Primo search results page look to the left under the Resource Type heading

Choose the eBooks link to limit results to ebooks only


  • Click the title or title link for information about the book
  • Click the Online access link to access the ebook
  • Sign in if prompted

Another option is to search for GFU e-books from the Primo Advanced Search page. Add your search terms, set Material Type: eBooks, Search Scope: GFU and click the Search button.

Visit our Library E-books page with info on major GFU Library e-book vendors - In addition, use the links to guides on the page to learn how to use our two largest vendors of ebooks, ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCOhost, for downloading, printing, note taking and more. ‚Äč



Access or Download George Fox Library E-books

E-books are accessible to GFU students and staff 24/7 from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Click the link to any George Fox Library e-book and login with your MyGFU username and password to access and read the e-book in a browser.

To download the e-books (for offline use) you will need to create free accounts on two of the vendor's sites (ProQuest Ebook Central and Ebsco linked below). In addition, a free Adobe ID is needed to download on mobile devices and the free Adobe Digital Editions software is required to download on a laptop of desktop computer. Downloaded e-books will expire and can be immediately downloaded again.

Below are examples of George Fox Library e-books from various vendors. Some library ebooks, those known as DRM (digital rights management) free ebooks, allow for the entire book to be downloaded in PDF format (often by chapter) and they are yours to keep.