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U.S.A.: Empire of Liberty? Empire for Liberty?: Primo: Books

Getting Started

PRIMO is the library search interface. It allows you to search for books, journal articles, and more across a large portion of the library's collections.

LOGIN for more complete search results, access to more robust retrieval features, and to save search results.

SCOPES are searchable domains.

All Resources or "All Items" is the default scope; it searches the library catalog (mostly books) and e-resources (mostly articles but also e-books).

Electronic Only searches  e-resources (mostly articles but also e-books).

Physical Items searches only the library catalog (mostly books).

Books in Other Libraries searches items in libraries all over the world (including our own). Use this scope to search and request books that aren't available here (you must be logged in).

The Journals tab lists what journals and newspapers the Library has access to. 

Books About the "Wild West"

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.


Indians of North America -- Diseases

African American soldiers -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century

Frontier and pioneer life -- California

California -- Gold discoveries