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Sophomore Research Seminar - "Disasters and Technology": Find Books

Find Books Available Elsewhere

Google Books

Use as a preview tool - search by keyword, browse references, table of contents. Use the Find in a Library link

Google Book Search


Search for an item in libraries near you:

Getting Started

from the Library home page:

  • Primo allows you to search across a large portion of the library's collections to explore topics, identify relevant databases, and evaluate the results, all within a single search experience. Results include books, journal articles, and more.
  • Databases tab will help you to start looking for journal articles. 
  • The Journals tab lists what journals and newspapers the library has access to. If you have found a citation and want to see if you can get to the full-text, use this tab to search for the journal title.(not the article title)

Books in the Catalog

Try: keyword searches relevant to your topic. 

Look at the subjects for a book that is of interest to you.  Follow the subject links to more resources on the topic. Books are organized by subject on the shelves - you can browse for other titles nearby.

With Primoscopes are searchable domains...the default scope is to search everything, books, articles and more. "everything" combines the library catalog(mostly books) and e-resources (mostly articles).

Search Examples

Start with keyword or phrase. Select linked subject headaings for more books.  Or try a known title. Find more books from other libraries via worldcat.  Some examples: 

(disaster recovery) and technology
rescue robots

Also use for known title or author of book, video, government document:

Title - Advocacy after Bhopal : environmentalism, disaster, new global orders

Click on the Location for a floor plan to direct you to the shelves where your item is located.