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How do I access articles in Primo?

So you’ve logged in and have your keywords all set up and you see your results list.

Now how do you access your article?!

The red square has your answers!

Under View Online, click on one of the database titles to be taken directly to your article in the database. If your article doesn’t show up in one, try another! Holdings can vary from database to database. You can even click on the Unpaywall link to be taken to an OpenAccess version of the article, which is the same article that you will find in one of our databases!

Happy Searching, Flyers!

Final paper got you stressed?

It’s nearly time to submit that final paper for your class, but you’ve run into a dead end. How can you find the type and number of resources that your teacher requires?!

We have you covered. Make an appointment with one of our research librarians who will happily walk you through how to use our new Primo Discover Tool, and show you all the tips and tricks to suit your research needs.

Make a zoom appointment or a phone appointment!

Need help with the paper itself? Contact the Writing Center! They can do everything from proofreading to helping you with your citations.

Good luck on your finals, Flyers!

Super Study Activities

We know this semester is more than a little different than normal, but we still want to make sure you have plenty of stress-relief activities to give your brains and your bodies a rest from your schoolwork.

All of our activities this semester will be available virtually, and will be hosted on our Kast server: https://s.kast.live/g/3vd7sq59j6k

We’re REAL excited about Bob Ross…

We will also be walking around the library handing out coupons to everyone wearing their masks correctly, for a nice sugary treat at the end of their day to be collected from the circulation desk.

And don’t forget to check out our stress-relief guide that has everything from study music to meditation exercises to stress-relief workouts and fun activities you can do at home: Stress-Relief Guide

Need a Quiet Place to Study?

Then the library has you covered! But you need to book a study room?

….About that.

Due to the current pandemic, our study rooms have been closed since they are too small to be able to safely physically distance from one another.

But don’t fret! You can still book larger rooms on campus for your group study needs. Click on this link and select “Fall2020 Study Rooms” to get started!

Good luck on your finals, Flyers!

Turkey-lurkey doo

Hello, Flyers! Here are our hours for the week of Thanksgiving! We hope you have a relaxing holiday away from the stress of classes.

eat that turkey then take a nap

Your Lewis Library’s hours will also be changing after the Thanksgiving holiday. We will still be open for you if you’d like to have a quiet place to study, or need to utilize our printers.

I wish turkey only cost a nickel.

Research help will still be available via chat or by phone. You can also still make an appointment for research assistance with one of our research librarian too.

I can’t……why can’t I

“Hey, who turned off the lights?!”

So you go to use the library’s databases or you’re doing a preliminary exploration of Primo, and you get an error screen.

What………..do you DO?!

Check out our FAQ page b/c the answer to your predicament just might be there. Still don’t see what you’re looking for? Initiate a chat or send us an email, and we will suss you right out!

Don’t Neglect Google Scholar

Google is our friend.

When you are researching your topic in Primo and you come across an article that we do not have access to, don’t forget to check Google Scholar!

Scroll down to check the Google Scholar link FIRST!

You can find the link to Google Scholar right on the article’s request page. Instead of clicking on the “Request via Interlibrary Loan” link, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Search in Google Scholar” link.

Your article can be found on the right hand side with the pre-fix [PDF].

If your item is available in Google Scholar, you will see an item listed to the right of the results. Always click on the link to make sure the ENTIRE article is available. If it is, there is no need to submit that interlibrary loan request. The article is all yours for the taking!

If you still have questions, please let one of our staff members know and we will be happy to help.

Don’t forget to check out this other handy and helpful tip to link our Lewis Library catalog to your Google Scholar search!

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