Primo, the library catalog, provides access to books (sometimes referred to as monographs) as well as articles, online videos, and a number of other resources. This page shows you how to search the catalog for print books, ebooks and ebook chapters.
The Advanced Search box looks like this:
Place your keywords/phrases in the search boxes. Use one search box for each keyword/phrase. You can put multiple synonyms or related terms on the same line, but make sure to use "OR" between them. See the example below.
Click "Search". Once you've done this initial search, you can use filters to further refine your results. See below.
After you search, you'll see filters on the left side of the results page. The filters shown will depend on what type of search you selected, but here are examples of what you'll commonly see.
Resource Type: To search only for monographs filter by:
Subject: Use this to limit search to specific subject(s).
Date: Use this to search for a specific time period.
Applying Multiple Filters
You may apply more than one filter at a time by checking the ones you want, and then click the green 'Apply Filters' icon at the bottom of your screen.
Your results provide brief information about the book.
Click on the title to see detailed information about the book and how to access it.
Options for accessing library materials are listed under the "Sign in for more options" banner.
For print books at Hamersly, you have four options. See the image below.
For online materials, you'll see Full text available at: followed by a link. Click on the link to access these online materials.
In order to download and virtually checkout an ebook (instead of reading from your browser) you'll need access to Adobe Digital Editions. For assistance installing it on your specific operating system, see these guides:
Additionally, you'll need to create a free Adobe ID (if you don't have one already). You do not need to use your WOU email when registering.
If downloading a book from EBSCOhost, you will be prompted to sign into or create a free 'My EBSCOhost' account.
Ebook Central Details Page Overview (1:30 - 2:27)
Using the web-based Ebook Reader