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MCOM 186: Media Inquiry Fall 2019 (Torosyan): Getting Better Results

Primo

Primo searches across the library's catalog, SUNY's catalog and many of its databases in a single search. This is the default search box (Search Everything) on the library home page.

Because the results are so broad, learn to refine your results by using the toggle boxes on the left of the results screen. You can narrow a search in the following ways (among others):

  • Scholarly (Peer Reviewed)
  • Publication Date
  • Type of source
    • Academic Journals
    • Trade Publications
    • Magazines
    • News
    • Books
  • Subject
  • Location (print within the library, electronic, etc.)
  • Source (database in which the item appears)

For a complex or advanced search it is more effective to use a subject-specific database, such as Communication and Mass Media Complete.