Answered By: Colin Magee Last Updated: Jul 09, 2020 Views: 487
WHAT IT IS:
Link to the Primo help:
In Primo (the library’s search engine), you can limit your search to just the items that are located inside the library – physical things you can check out from the library and take home with you, like books and DVDs. The Library Catalog in Primo allows you to search the Loman C. Trover Library’s 20,000+ book collection, as well as its collection of DVDs and audio CDs.
WHAT IT DOES:
The Library Catalog in Primo searches for the physical items located in the Loman C. Trover Library. Use it to find:
HOW TO SEARCH:
Use the search box to conduct a basic search. Notice that to the right of the search box, the “Library Catalog – Madisonville CC All” is selected here. This will limit Primo to only search for the items inside the library.
Search results are sorted by relevance. Unless you specify otherwise, Primo will try and find results that contain your search terms in the titles.
The search results may contain a mixture of books, DVDs, and CDs. You can limit to “Resource Type” on the right to eliminate books, DVDs, or CDs from the search results. All results should be items available from the Madisonville Community College library. Occasionally if additional libraries within the Kentucky Community & Technical College System also own that same item, you may see their college name appear first in the results.
OPENING AN ITEM IN THE DATABASE:
In your search results, you’ll want to click where it says “Available at…” to bring up the item’s record and a separate window loads overtop of Primo. In the section where it says “Locations,” you’ll see a list of one or more libraries that contain the book/DVD/CD. In the example below, the same book is located at the colleges in Ashland, Bluegrass, Elizabethtown, Hazard, Hopkinsville, Jefferson, and Maysville. Be sure to find “Madisonville” from the list and locate the call number.
The book’s call number tells you its location on the shelf. Learn more about Library of Congress Classification call numbers.
If you need help, contact the library.