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 39 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
Primo provides access to articles from selected databases (ProQuest, Jstor, Project Muse, etc.).
To search for journal articles, do an advanced search. Use the search scope that includes articles. ype keywords and change material type to articles. See example below.
To search a journal title, do an advanced search. Change the drop down menu to title. If you know the exact title, choose exact in the drop down menu.Change material type to journals. See example below.
You'll need to set up an account the first time you use it and log in subsequently.
Once you have an account, either go directly to Tipasa and manually enter the information, or, if you're using a database, look for a shortcut link to automatically fill out the form, like this:
Allow at least a week for the article to come. If your article is delivered in electronic format, you'll receive an email with a link to follow as soon as it's arrived. If it's delivered in paper, you'll receive it right in your campus mailbox.
Collins Library uses the Library of Congress classification scheme to organize books on the shelve. 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. 3477
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.
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.
eBooks in Collins Library are fully integrated into Primo Search!
On the right side of your search results, use the filter for resource type and click on ebooks.
Examples of eBooks in the library collection appear below.