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How to find books, journals, e-books, articles and more using Primo at Forsyth Library, and how to save them to your e-shelf.

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Primo with e shelf

  1. 1. Using Forsyth Library’s New Search System: Primo Find full-text articles, e-journals, books, e-books, and much more, all in one place!
  2. 2. To access Primo, go to Search here if you are looking for books, e-books or journal titles Click the gold button labeled Online Catalog for articles
  3. 3. Select the collection you want to search Library Catalog: Books, e-books, print and e-journals, CDs, DVDs, Gov’t Docs, etc. Article Databases: Full-text articles from library databases Digital Collections: Digitized items including FHSU Master’s Theses, historical photographs, Reveille Yearbooks, and more Search It All: Search across all 3 collections at once.
  4. 4. Library Catalog search for holistic nursing 44 book and journal results, of which 3 are available online and 41 are available in the library Use the limits in this pane to focus your search by resourc e type, topic, date, etc.
  5. 5. Click the Details tab to find out more about each item.
  6. 6. Limiting results to “full-text online” brings up 29 journals and e-books. Click “View It” to find the link to the full-text journal articles or e-book
  7. 7. Changing our search to the Article Databases collection brings up over 16,000 full-text articles Limit to peer-reviewed, by article type, by topic, date, and more Click “Details” to see the abstract, and “View It” to find link(s) to the complete article.
  8. 8. The View It tab shows the link to the database that contains the complete article
  9. 9. Click “Advanced Search” to add terms, select search types and limit by date or year.
  10. 10. Click the star beside a title to save it to your e-shelf You can use this feature as a guest, but once you close out of Primo, these items will be lost.
  11. 11. Sign in with your TigerTracks to save items to your e-shelf that will remain after you close your search.
  12. 12. Click e-shelf to view and organize your items. You can create folders to organize your e-shelf. Check the boxes for the articles and drag and drop them into the folder. You can also e-mail or print, and make notes using the note icon.
  13. 13. Questions? Click “Help” in the upper right corner of the screen, or contact us at 785-628-5283 or We’ll be glad to help 
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