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JAPN 142 Japanese Culture: Find Library Sources (Books, Articles, Video)

Holman Library Primo One Search

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Use Holman Library One Search to:
  • Search for books, CDs, videos and articles in Holman Library
  • Get an overview of information on a subject
  • Track down citations
Sample Search:

This sample search of "green tea" in the image below found over 79,508 books, articles, videos.

  • Use "Advanced Search" to add additional search options.
  • The "Filter My Results" options on the left let you sort by type (books, videos, articles), location (library items), and date. 

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Primo One Search on 'green tea'

Tips for Using the Library One Search

Use the catalog search box near the top of this column to find print and electronic books in Holman Library.

Wondering what to type in the search box? Try typing in a term, or keyword, that captures what you want to learn. For example:
  • Chinese cooking
  • web design AND adobe
  • fashion AND marketing
  • digital photography  


  • Think creatively and strategically to find at least one book on your topic.
  • If you get too many titles in your search, try adding another term to get more specific results.
  • If you get too few titles, try using a broader term.
  • When you find a book that looks right for your project, use its Subject Terms to find similar books. 
    • For example: Books on the list for the keyword "gardening" suggest the Subject Terms: Herbs, Patio Gardening, Roof Gardening, Landscape Gardening, Gardening - Northwest, Pacific, etc. 
  • The public library may have more books on your subject. Public libraries have more general interest and how-to books.

Digital Video @ Holman Library - documentaries & more!

Types of Sources You Can Use


Articles can include news, scholarly (peer-reviewed) research, or data and analysis of your topic.

Videos & DVDs 

Videos and DVDs include both streaming online video and physical DVDs at the library. These are great sources for images, interviews, and (sometimes) statistics.

Books & eBooks

Books are a good source for connecting your topic to the "larger picture" by bringing in history or the social context (why your topic is important, etc.). You don't have to read the entire book to have it as a source-- you can use a smaller part of it if you like.

Article Databases for News, Features