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.
Below are links to a few sample searches from the GFU Library Primo Advanced Search. The searches can be customized to help find materials in your area of interest. Explore the result lists below or try some of your own advanced searches using the Primo Advanced Search.
Search Scope > Everything, Title search > Leadership, Publication Date > Last 5 years: Leadership
Search Scope > Everything, Subject is exact > Project Management, Publication Date > Last 5 years: Project Management
Search Scope > GFU + Summit, Subject contains > Domestic Violence, Publication Date > Last 10 years: Domestic Violence
Search Scope > GFU + Summit, Title contains > Survey Research, Publication Date > Last 10 years: Survey Research
Search Scope > GFU + Summit, Subject contains > Health Administration, Publication Date > Last 5 years: Health Administration
Search Scope > Everything, Subject contains > Nonverbal Communication, Publication Date > Last 10 years: Nonverbal Communication
Search Scope > Everything, Any Field > "Servant Leadership," Publication Date > Last 10 years, Filtered by Resource Type: Print Books and Ebooks: "Servant Leadership"
Search Scope > Everything, Subject is exact > Employee motivation, Publication Date > Last 5 years: Employee Motivation
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 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.
Questions about ProQuest Ebooks? Visit this guide: ProQuest Ebook Central at George Fox Library
Questions about EBSCO Ebooks? Visit this guide: EBSCO Academic E-Book Collection at George Fox Library