Scopes are different collections to search. Change scopes by using the drop down menu next to the search box. The default scope is 'Collins, Summit, and Articles.' It includes items owned, subscribed to, or accessible by Collins Library, and items owned by the 36 academic libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance. Selected articles subscribed to by Collins Library are available. Search individual databases for more comprehensive results.
Other scope options are:
Collins and Summit
Collins Library uses the Library of Congress classification scheme to organize books on the shelves. Follow these tips to find the book you need.
Start with the top line. It is in alphabetical order. Ex. ML
The second line is a whole number. Ex. 34534
The third line is a combination of a letter and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically. Read the number as a decimal, eg. Y.23, Y.34, Y.344, Y.4, etc. Ex. R492
Some call numbers have more than one combination letter-number line.
The last line is the year the book was published. Read in chronological order. Ex. 2001, 2005, 2010, 2015, etc. Ex. 2006
Using Primo, find a book about punk rock music.
1. Use the filters on the right to limit your search results to sources published since 2000.
2. Pick a title that looks interesting. Does Collins Library have it? Where would you find it?
2. Look at the "item details" to find the subject headings.
3. Click on one of the subject headings for the book and re-run the search. How does this differ from your first search?
When searching about music topics in Primo, try these strategies.