The quick search box on the Library Website <http://www.sunybroome.edu/library> allows you to search Primo for books, ebooks, videos and articles simultaneously (the everything search tab), then narrow your results to a specific source type, or you can search for specific source types by using the Books/Media tab or the Articles tab.
- Search for books, ebooks and videos using the Books/Media tab on the SUNY Broome Library website.
- Use broader terms if more specific terms are not giving you any results.
- Select "Other Libraries" on the drop-down search type to search more libraries.
- Use the Get It button to request a book through Interlibray loan, if it is not availlable at the SUNY Broome Library.
- How to Find a Book tutorial
- Select the Articles tab to search for articles from scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals, magazines or newspapers.
- Click Available Online to link to full-text in another database, or click Find full-text or request copy to request the article through Interlibrary loan.
- How to Find an Article tutorial
- Use quotation marks for phrase searching: "media violence"
- Use the wildcard symbol (?) within a word to find variations in spelling (wom?n will find woman and women)
- Use the truncation symbol (*) to find alternative endings: aggress* will find aggression, aggressive
- Use the operator AND to narrow your search, OR to broaden your search
- Use parentheses to group terms with multiple operators: "media violence" AND (debate OR controversy)
- For research on an argumentative paper, some search terms to try:
- statistics, debate, argument, issues, advantages, disadvantages, benefits, risks, pros, cons
- On the detail record (the page that comes up when you click on the article title):
- Note that the article is not an editorial or book review
Other Places to Search
- Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database
- Statista Portal for statistics
- More databases available through the SUNY Broome Library
Finding Reliable Websites
- Who is posting this information? Are the author's name and credentials available? If not, look for an "About Us" link at the top or bottom of the page.
- When was the information posted or last updated?
- Are references listed?
- How comprehensive is the information? Is it objective, or biased?
- Librarians are available to help you in the Reference area of the Library during the hours the library is open.
- SUNY Broome Library Phone, email or chat reference is available.
- Writing Center
K. Pitcher 11/22/2013; rev. 9/3/2020