Search by Company Name or Industry

Like we did when using databases to search for articles and company information, we'll also use keyword searching when looking for books in the library's catalog. 

If you selected a large, publicly-traded company then you may likely be able to find books about your company. For smaller, newer, private, non-profit, or local companies you may have better success searching for books about their related industries.

In the first example below we searched for Google, a large company, and found over 3,000 books. In the second example, we found that the library owns just one book about a smaller, privately owned company called Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. In some cases, you may not find any books about your company. You should then try searching by industry. Since Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a restaurant, we searched for books about the restaurant industry and found over 2,000 results. You can also add a region or city to get better results. 




Search for books

Searching for books isn't too complicated - there are a few basic ways to do this:

  1. If you're searching from the library homepage, just select All Books from the drop-down menu, and then enter your search terms.

    Screenshot of library homepage, with dropdown menu showing for main search box on page

  2. If you've searched for something from the homepage but you didn't select All Books, you can narrow your results by selecting "Books" under the Resource type heading on the left.

    Screenshot of Primo results page with arrow pointing to 'Books' under Resource Type heading

  3. You can also click on the link that says Library Catalog on the homepage:

    Screenshot of the library homepage with an arrow pointing toward the library catalog link