Answered By: Priscilla Coulter
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2022     Views: 8941

When you find that perfect article or book, you might like to explore the author's other work, to see if he or she wrote more on your research topic.  Below, see two ways that you can search our library by author's name.

Since Primo searches for both articles and books, it's a good place to do a comprehensive author search.


1. Click the Advanced Search in Primo.

2Use "Any field" drop-down menu next to the search box to select "Author/Creator" and type the author's name in the box (check your spelling carefully!). 

Author search in Primo


3. Click "Search."

4.  On the results page, you should see articles, books and more by authors with the same name.  

  • Keep in mind that searching for a common name (like John Smith) may bring up the wrong person (or several wrong persons).  If you have trouble finding the right person, consider adding keywords related to the topic that the right person wrote about (aka John Smith and climate change).


If you're searching the library's individual databases, like EBSCO or ProQuest, you can easily find out what else is in that database by the same author.  


1. Click the title of an article or book by the author that interests you.  Here is an example from EBSCO (click to view larger):

Click article title.

2.  Look for the list of authors' names -- they will typically be blue, because they are links!   Click the name of the author whose work you are interested in seeing.

Click author's name.

3.  If the database has more articles or books by that author, they will be listed for you to explore. 

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