New Search Tips & Tricks

We have a new tool for searching our collection of books, videos, journal articles, databases and more. (Although this search encompasses many items in our collection, you may also want to use other tools or contact our expert librarians to find exactly what you are looking for.)

BASIC SEARCH TIPS

The following are some search tips to get you started. Note: operators (AND, OR, NOT) should be capitalized when used.

Keyword search
economic disparity
Search for a specific phrase – use quotes
"synthetic environments"
Search for any specific words or phrases
ideology OR propaganda
Exclude words or phrases
artificial NOT intelligence
Use parentheses for more specificity
Twain AND (biography OR works)

Find more basic search tips and details on the PrimoVE website.

REFINING SEARCH RESULTS
After performing a search, the left column of the results page offers a number of facets (or filters), to further refine your results according to: format, author, source, subject, date, journal, language and more.

Click ADVANCED SEARCH and refine your search to include multiple filters by title, author, subject, call numbers, ISBN/ISSN numbers, material type, language or publishing dates.


FINDING JUST BOOKS

You can limit your search to only the books in our collection by using the facets (mentioned above) or by using the "Books" search tab on our homepage. See more instructions.
 

FINDING JOURNALS AND DATABASES

ACCOUNT TOOLS
To access your account and additional features of the system, click "Sign in" in the upper right corner of the screen. 

  • Dartmouth faculty, students & staff should click the "Dartmouth students & staff" link and login with your Dartmouth credentials.
  • Alumni, DHMC & Guests should use the "Alumni, DHMC & Guests" link and login with your barcode number and password. (You may be prompted to create a new PIN.)

After logging in here are few things you can do:

  1. Click your name in the upper right corner to access your account, favorites and search history.
  2. In your account you'll find a summary of loans, requests, fines/fees and messages.
  3. You can quickly renew all checked-out items or renew individual items via the loans tab.
  4. When looking at the item detail page, you will be able to request the item via a Request link in the Get It section of the page.
  5. You can save items to your favorites list by clicking the push pin icon next to an item in a search list or in the upper right corner of the item detail page.
  6. You can save your search results by clicking the "Save query" push pin link at the top of the results list.