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WRIT 110 College Writing: Search in Primo

Intro to Primo

Primo is the GFU Libraries' main search interface, connecting you with books, articles, and more! In order to access content and request options, you will need to SIGN IN using your myGFU login.  Then, Click GET IT to request a print item, and VIEW IT to access electronic content.

Search WorldCat Discovery

Sometimes it can be difficult to find materials on narrow topics. If you aren't having success finding books from GFU or Summit, try searching in WorldCat Discovery, to see what is available via Libraries Worldwide. You can request these items using GFU Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Service.

Find e-books

George Fox University Libraries have access to over 350,000 electronic books. Limit search results in Primo to only include e-books using the facets on the left side. Here is one example of a keyword search that we narrowed down to display only e-books: 

More information about accessing, downloading, and copying from the major e-book collections can be found HERE.

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 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. 

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.