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George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Using Primo, the Library catalog, to Find Books & Articles

About the Library's tool for searching print and online collections for books, articles and more.

What is a browse search?

This is a virtual way to skim the book as they appear on the shelves or flip through a virtual card catalog. This search method can be used to find works by the same author or dealing with similar subject matter. There is some serendipity involved.

How to browse Primo

Select the Browse Search tab for a quick method to search for authors’ names, titles that begin with specified terms, or items starting at a specific call number.

Search Trick:  When you find a catalog record for a good book or journal, you may be able to find additional relevant materials by checking for subject headings in that record.  If a subject heading looks really useful, click on it to pull up other records which have been given the same descriptor.  

This is a different way to expand your research!