Your studies at Gonzaga University will likely include ample research; the Foley Library is here to support you in your research endeavors.

Searching by subject, topic of interest, or keyword

Primo Library Search

Start here to find the thousands of books, media, and scholarly journal articles housed in the Library and available to you electronically.


Browse our list of over 300 databases; through our databases you can search for full text articles, find an ebook, or watch streaming documentaries and movies.

Searching for a specific article

Citation Search

When you have all the details of the article you need, you can us the Citation Search to enter the specific journal, article, author, page number etc. and resolve right to the article you need.

Journal Search (formerly Periodicals@Foley)

Here you can search a list of all journals and periodicals that Foley Library subscribes to, both in print and full text online. When you need a specific article, search for the journal title the article was published in to confirm if Foley subscribes to the journal you need.  You can use this search to link to databases that hold the journal you are looking for. 

Primo Library Search - Advanced Search

Our comprehensive library search also allows you to search by article title, using the advanced search function you can specify details such as author, or source journal title, to find your article faster.

Using the Library


Learn about the resources Foley Library offers and how to use them, or take an Online Library Orientation, complete with hands-on exercises and self quizzes.

Research Subject Guides

From Accounting to World History, subject guides are curated by librarians here at Foley to help you find the best resources for your area of study. We maintain 49 subject oriented guides, as well as many supplementary guides on topics such as citation help, or accessing Anti-Racist Resources through the library.

Tools for your research

ILL / InterLibrary Loan

For when you need a book or article not available at Foley, place a request through our easy to use online Interlibrary Loan system


Zotero is a free, open-source, web-based tool for managing citations and PDFs, and creating bibliographies. It is highly customizable with a robust user community and works online and on your desktop. Since it is a freely available tool, you can continue using it if you leave the University.

Checkout our Getting Started with Zotero guide.

Search by Type

Articles and Journals

Course Reserves


Equity Diversity and Inclusion



Open Access and Open Educational Resources

Physical Items in the Library

Primary Sources

Streaming Videos and Films

Need help with your research or using the library?
Please check out our Get Help page to get in touch.