Renew items in your account, see your requests, or see what you have checked out.
Save your search results for future use in "My Favorites." Click on the pin icon and it will automatically be saved.
Save your search queries and receive alerts when new items are added that match those searches.
Enter search words to search by keyword. By default you search "Books, Articles & Media". You can also search only "Books @ Grinnell," "Media @ Grinnell," "Books & Media Anywhere (WorldCat)," "Articles," "Journals," "Course Reserves," "Special Collections," or "Digital Grinnell."
Click on "Advanced Search" to search by subject, title, or author fields. "Advanced Search" gives you many options to limit your search—by material type, date, language, etc. Or, you can filter your results after searching.
Search like a librarian
Search for an exact phrase with quotation marks.
Great for title searches. (Note: phrase searches cannot include wildcards).
"capital in the twenty-first century"
BOOLEAN Include search terms with OR; exclude search terms with AND and NOT. (Use all caps for OR, AND, NOT).
NSA OR "National Security Agency"
WILDCARDS Find all forms of a word with wildcards. ? matches a single character and * matches multiple characters. (Note: phrase searches cannot include wildcards, and you cannot used a wildcard at the beginning of a word).
PARENTHESES Group related terms with parenthesis.
("Affordable Care Act" OR Obamacare) AND "birth control"
Refine your results
Use the filters on the left-hand side of the screen to limit your results by availability, type, location, language, and more.
Browse the library catalog by...
View a list of titles, authors, or subjects in alphabetical order. You can also browse by library call number. Note: only shows results from "Books @ Grinnell" and "Media @ Grinnell."
Construct a complex search using the Advanced Search page. Ask a Librarian for help. We're here for you.
"My Favorites" and "My Account / Renew"
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Organize saved items by grouping them together with labels.
View saved searches and alerts.
See requests, loans, and fines.
Research management and citation tools
Primo is compatible with RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, and other research management and citation tools.
Use the "Send to" link in a record to push a citation to a tool.
Or, save a record to "My Favorites" and send it from there.