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
The colored dots let you know the availability of an item.
Green dot = item is available at Collins Library. Click on the "find and request" tab or "view online" tab.
Yellow dot = item is available at a Summit library. Use the "find and request" tab to submit a Summit request.
Gray dot = item is not available at Collins Library. If it is a book, you can submit a Summit request. If the item is an article, it is not available full-text. Submit an interlibrary loan request.
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. BJ
The second line is a whole number. Ex. 1470.5
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. H47
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. 2008
Using Primo, find a book about punk rock music.
1. Does Collins Library have this book? Where would you find it?
2. Click on the tab "item details" to find the subject headings.
3. Click on one of the subject headings for the book and re-run the search. Then use the facets on the left to find a book published since 2000.