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Find Specific Books or Articles

Summary

  • If  you have the article or book information or citation you can use Primo Search to locate a copy.
  • Search for the item’s full title in the Everything search Scope.
  • Check the Availability under the item the Primo search results to see where it is located  (Online or at CUAA Library). 
  • If an electronic copy appears in the results, use the links to access online.
  • Search Primo for individual journal articles by titles and request electronic copies of journal articles CUAA Library doesn’t have online.

Related Guides: Find Journal Articles

Find an Article

Best Bet: Primo Everything Search

  • To see if the article is online, first search for the full article title without punctuation (. , ; : ).
  • If you have an PMID or DOI, try using the Citation Lookup. Be sure to select article at the top.
  • Check the information provided in the search results under the article or book title matches with the item you are looking for.

Article Example in Primo

Example of a ejournal article in search results

Find a Book Chapter

Best Bet: Primo Everything Search

  • For book chapters, first search for the full book title without punctuation (. , ; : )
  • If you have an ISBN, try using the Citation Lookup. Be sure to select the book at the top.
  • Check the information provided in the search results under the book title matches with the item you are looking for.

Book Example in Primo

Book example in Primo with title author and year labeled

Requesting One Chapter

  • If the book  is online, you can locate and download the chapter you need from the book’s table of contents inside the database.
  • If the book is in print, you will need to log-in to Primo and request a scanned copy of the chapter.
    • Under Get IT, click on Digitization
      Get IT section in Primo with Digitization link underlined in red
  •  Fill out the form with the chapter information

Find Journals (by Title)

For some articles you will have to located the journal first to find the article.

  • Journals can be in print, microfilm, or online formats.
  • Search Primo for the journal’s title. Click Journals under Resource Type. 
  • Click on the journal title in the search results to open the journal’s page.
  • Under Get IT, check the volumes and years listed under description. Click Request to get one of the issues listed OR click on Request a different issue .
  • Request form in Primo for a Print journal record.

You must know the journal title, article title, year, volume, issue, and pages of the article before requesting/finding a print article.

2. Type the article information into the comment section of the form and click Request.

If the article you need is available, your request will appear in your Library Account under “My requests”.

3. An electronic copy of the scan will be sent CUAA email address.

Request Articles and Books the Library Doesn't Own

If you have searched Primo and Google Scholar and still can’t find the book, article or journal, submit an Inter-library Loan Request .

Book chapters and individual articles will arrive as digital scans in your CUAA email account.