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Hamersly Library

FR 407: Femmes Remarquables: Getting Started

Starting your research in the library

In order to find physical books and eBooks in Hamersly, you will need to search for them using Primo. To do this:

1. Go to the library homepage

2. Type in the name of your subject, if you know it, into the Primo search box in the middle of the page. If you haven't chosen a subject yet, try searching for relevant keywords such as "women history," "French women history," "French women," "France history women," etc. 


3. Specify that you want to search in WOU only by selecting the "WOU" radio button under the search box (you can also search Summit libraries, if you have 3-5 days lead time to wait for the books, by selecting the "WOU + Summit" radio button), then hit enter or click the black magnifying glass search button.

4. Now you have your initial set of results of books on your search from all over the library. In order to find print books specifically or narrow your results down in some other way, use the limiters on the left of the page (for more on using these limiters, also called facets, watch this tutorial).

Reference sources

Use these resources to get started in your research of a remarkable French woman. They will give you biographical information, an overview of the work and accomplishments of your subject, background information on the time and place in which your subject lived, and identify related people, events, and dates that you might want to explore. Most of the entries also have "Further Reading" lists that will very likely be relevant to your research. In order to look up a source in such a list, use the Find It @ WOU tool.

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