Primo searches almost everything we have -- books, journal articles, conference proceedings, symposia, and more.
Access Primo from the library's website: https://www.union.edu/schaffer-library
As you learn how to navigate Primo, Google Scholar, arXiv, SciFInder, and more, you will see their limitations. This is powerful as it helps you construct searches with a careful eye for what results you're getting.
AND, OR, NOT -- provides the ability to narrow, broaden, or restrict
What results would these searches provide?
* = asterisk = wildcard searching. Provides stemming.
Example: nanotech* will find nanotech as an abbreviation, nanotechnology and nanotechnologies
" = double quotes = phrase searching. Provides specificity and proximity.
Example: "nanotechnology and protective clothing" will find this exact phrase in the literature
Compare: "nanotechnology and protective clothing" with nanotechology and protective clothing
How do you find the 2007 special issue of Scientific American, "The Rise of Nanotech"?
Answer: very carefully
This search illustrates interesting aspects of scholarly communication: