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Library Search Tutorials: General Overview

A Guide on Searching the Lewis Library Collection

About the Discovery Search

Our new library search, Primo, provides a dynamic discovery and delivery service for NCCC's collections, including an index of millions of scholarly e-resources. 


Access Primo directly through this link or through the search box below.

How to Begin

Choose a search scope in the dropdown menu

  • Everything: searches all resources accessible through the Lewis Library
  • Library Catalog: searches physical items, such as print books, print journals, and DVDs
  • Articles: searches databases for digital materials such as academic journal articles, newspaper & magazine articles, reports, and reference entries
  • Course Reserves: searches textbooks and other materials reserved by NCCC Professors for current classes

Enter your search term(s)

  • Type in keywords for title, author, or subjects
  • For exact titles or phrases, use quotes such as "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Press Search or click Enter to bring up your results

Click on a title to learn more

  • There are email, linking, and export options, as well as a citation tool (which you should double check against a style guide)

Use the facets to refine your results as needed

Viewing Records

Click on an item’s title to see full details. Printing, citation tools, and export options are available.

Library Search: Introduction

Library Search: Facets

Library Search: Introduction to Everything Scope

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