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ISEM 101-30 - Sports & American Society: Finding Books

What is Primo?

What are you searching when you use Primo, the library's catalog? 

  • +Summit + Articles (Default): This searches print books at all libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, print and ebooks from the University of Idaho Library (Main Library, Law Library, IMTC, Women's Center, and Herbarium), and articles from SOME of the library's databases. 
  • +Summit: This searches print books at all libraries in the OCA and print and ebooks from the University of Idaho Library.
  • +UI Library: This searches print and ebooks from the University of Idaho Library.

VIDEO Option: Introduction to Primo 

If you are interested in requesting print books be sent to your off-campus address, please view the Distance Education LibGuide to learn more. 

Search Tips

  • Use keywords in quotation marks for concepts you'd like to explore: "sports ethics"
  • Use an asterisk to search for various endings of a word: drug* will return results of "drug, drugs, drugging, etc."
  • You can also use specific names: "Barry Bonds",  "Pete Rose", "A. Bartlett Giamatti"
  • Once you find one or two call numbers of relevant books, you can do a visual browse via the catalog to find other books on similar topics

Library of Congress Call Numbers

This is a partial list of some of the call numbers relevant to Sports. For a complete listing, go to the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

GV1-1860 Recreation. Leisure

GV201-555 Physical education and training

GV557-1198.995 Sports (all aspects)

GV733-734.5 Professionalism in sports. Professional sports (General)

RC 1200-1245 - Sports Medicine

Book Examples

Library Map

To find library items

Take a look at our library floor maps

Citing Sources

Use THE OWL from Purdue University.