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Research Guides

ISEM301-Environments for Aging (Cerruti): Finding Books

Search the Library's Catalog (Primo)

What does each of the drop downs actually search?

University of Idaho Library Catalog search bar with drop down that shows +Summit + Articles, +Summit, UI LIbrary, and Reserves

  • UI Library: Print and ebooks from the UI Library (Main Library, Law Library, Curriculum Center, Women's Center, Anthropology Lab, and Herbarium)
  • +Summit: Print books and ebooks from the UI Library and print books from the 38 other members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance (see a list of libraries here). 
  • +Summit + Articles: Everything that the +Summit scope searches and SOME of the UI Library article databases. 
  • Reserves: If your professor says something is "on reserve" at the library, use this tab to find it. You can search by class name or professor name.


Floor Maps

To find library items

Take a look at our library floor maps

Citing Books

Need help citing resources for a paper?

Try using Purdue University's Online Writing Program, which features a description of various citation styles and examples: see their APA Guide or MLA Guide for help. Examples for reference lists/bibliographies and in-text citations are listed in the left-hand sidebar of each page.

General areas for books on Aging

Books are located on the 2nd - 4th floors, organized by the Library of Congress Classification scheme; additional books may be located in our Oversize Book collection, also on the 2nd floor.

Below are some APPROXIMATE call number areas that you might find useful.  You should search for books using the library catalog online first, but you may want to browse further in these areas for books.

Psychology BF
Aging, social aspects  HQ 1061-1500
Interior design NK 1-9955
Universal design NA 2540-2545
Aging, physiology QP86+
Aging, medical and disability RA 750+ and RC500-1000
Human engineering/factors TA166


Can I Order Books from Other Libraries?

Yes! If you want something we don't own, we can always order it for you from another library at no cost to you. 

How can  you tell whether we own something or not? In most cases, a yellow dot will appear next to an item that we don't own, but that is owned by one of our partner libraries. Follow these steps to request an item:

  1. Sign in, either upon your initial catalog search, or by clicking "Sign In" in the upper right hand corner of the results page
  2. Choose the "Find It" tab listed underneath the item record.
  3. Choose "Place Summit Request".
  4. Once your request is submitted, it will be processed and one of our partner libraries will send a copy to our library within 3-5 business days. 

If Summit does not own the item, or you can't find it in our catalog, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. You can fill out a registration form to get started; once signed in, you can place new requests by format using the menu on the left-hand side of the screen. 

See this page for examples of what to look for.