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MBA Program Guide: Find Books

Key library resources supporting the MBA program at George Fox.

Find Books

Business moves fast and books are typically a slow format (by the time a book on information systems is published, it's likely to already be at least partially out of date). That doesn't mean that you shouldn't take advantage of our hundreds of thousands of print and online books. From classic works on conflict resolution to monographs on economic theory, our book collections often offer a more comprehensive treatment of their subjects than journal articles do, and are shelved by subject, meaning a visit to the stacks can sometimes be surprisingly fruitful!

Here at GFU Library, you not only have access to our print collections. You also have easy access to the collections of the 38 other participants in the Summit library sharing system. These books will show up in Primo search results and will direct you to place a Summit request to be picked up from the front desk of Murdock Library in 1 - 3 days.

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Finding Books at GFU Library

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 gold Search button to run the search

GFU Library Primo 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. 

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 six-week period, with up to two renewals. Most DVDs check out for one week.

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

To find GFU e-books:

  • Go to the Library home page
  • Add your search terms and click the gold Search button to run the search

GFU Library Primo 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 "Show More" if eBooks are not showing)


  • Click the Online access or title link for information about the book
  • Click the link after "Full text available at:" to view the ebook
  • Sign in if prompted

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.‚Äč