Library Search - Find books, ebooks, articles, media, & more
Chemeketa Community College library uses the Dewey Decimal System. Every book has a Dewey Decimal call number that's used to keep books organized and to find them on the shelf. Call numbers group books on the same subject in the same location on the shelf. For example, all of the books with the 551.21 call number are about volcanoes. Because there is often more than one book with the same call number, the first letters of the author's last name and additional numbers are included.
The book with the call number above (REF 423.1 Up8) is located in the Reference collection in the call number area 423.1 and the author's last name is Upton.
Use the Library Search to find books. Limit your search to books by selecting the E-Books or Print Books resource type under Refine My Results
When you use Primo Library Search or article databases, you can use both keywords and/or subject headings in your searches. Basically, keywords are any search term you choose to use. Some will work better than others.
Subject headings are terms that have been selected as preferred terms to use for a subject. For example, "prehistoric art" is a keyword search while "Art, Prehistoric" is the authorized Library of Congress Subject Heading. Library of Congress Subject Headings are searchable online.
Here are some example searches using both keywords and subject headings.
|Keyword||[time period or style] + art||"prehistoric art"|
|Keyword||[technique, medium, etc] + [place name]||painting Pompeii|
|Keyword||[place name] + antiquities||Egypt antiquities|
|Subject||Use Library of Congress Subject Headings||Art, Prehistoric|
|Subject and Keyword||Use Library of Congress Subject Heading + keyword||Art, Prehistoric "cave painting"|
Summit is the system used to request books and other items from 37 college and university libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. You must be logged into the Primo library search to see Summit links.
Any item in the library search results that says Check holdings is a potential Summit Plus physical item request.
You can check on your your request in your Library Account.
You can renew your Summit book by signing into your library account in Primo or from the Library Account button on the library home page. Note: If the item has been requested by a user of the library that has lent it, renewal will be blocked.
This short video will show you how to use Primo Library Search to discover books and articles in print and full text online at Chemeketa and many other libraries.
Yancey, Theresa. "How to Use Primo Library Search." Youtube, Chemeketa Community College, 7 December 2017, https://youtu.be/r0n2LeEGIfY.