Find Print Books and Other Physical Items in the GFU Libraries
To search for GFU print books, videos, and other physical items:
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 journals, look 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.
Clicking the title links below will take you to the book record in our library catalog. Scroll down the page to read the book description. To Request the book, click "Sign in" to view a Request link, then choose your pickup location.
Reminders: Clicking the title links will take you to the book record in our library catalog. Scroll down the page to read the book description. To Request a print book, click "Sign in" to view a Request link, then choose your pickup location. For e-books, the book record will include one or more links to the e-book, simply click a link and follow the prompts to access the title and begin reading.
An Advanced Primo search for Subject: Education AND Subject: Ethics published in print book format during the last 10 years. This search returned over 100 print items available to request from George Fox and Summit libraries.
Keeping the same subjects and changing the "Material Type" drop down menu to eBooks, returns over 900 relevance sorted e-books to browse.
Adding the Subject: Leadership to the e-book search above returns approximately 100 e-books to browse.
An Advanced Primo search for print titles on Subject: School AND Subject: Leadership returned over 300 print books available to request from George Fox or Summit libraries.
Changing the above search to "Material Type" eBooks published in the last 10 years returns over 1600 e-books.
E-books and other online materials in Primo are immediately available to GFU students and staff.
To find GFU e-books:
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 "Show More" if eBooks are not showing)
Another option is to search for GFU ebooks from the Primo Advanced Search page. Add your search terms, set Material Type: eBooks, Search Scope: GFU and click Search. - Visit our Library E-books page with info on major GFU Library e-book vendors.
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 My.GeorgeFox.edu username and password to immediately access and read the e-book in a browser.
GFU students have access to over 500,000 e-books. The vast majority of e-books allow for unlimited simultaneous users. Some e-books can be downloaded as PDFs to be kept permanently. However, that is not the case with most of our e-books. Most are what is known as DRM (digital rights management) protected e-books, and are always accessible while a student at George Fox. Download times for offline use vary depending on publisher and vendor. Instructions for downloading our DRM protected full e-books as well as how to download PDF chapters for offline access are included in the links below.
Below are examples of George Fox Library e-books from various vendors.