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Dance 101: Finding Books

Using the Library Catalog

  • Choose the search scope by selecting either UI and Summit (items owned by UI and member libraries); UI Only (items owned by UI); or Everything (items owned worldwide).   
  • Limiting your search: Start with a basic search and once you find a book that seems to be about your topic, you can use the format and/or other options located on the left to further narrow your search.
  • On the Advanced Search page, the year, language, and location (to name a few options) of items can be limited.
  • Subject headings can be a great way to narrow in on your topic.

What is Primo?

What are you searching when you use 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.

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

Finding eBooks

Ebooks can be accessed through Primo. Just use the filters on the left side of the screen to limit your search to ebooks. 

Some ebook packages will require downloading Adobe Digital Editions (free).

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