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Primo Search Help: Introduction

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LOG IN button is available at the top right corner on Primo Search page.

Logging in allows you to:

  • renew loans
  • place requests
  • access your library record
  • save searches for future retrieval
  • save records to your folder
  • display additional journal database records

Help from a Librarian

What is Primo Search?

A single search tool to find books, eBooks, articles, journals, video and more, that contains:

  • Books, DVDs, journals and other physical items found in the Library
  • Most of the library's online journal articles and newspaper content
  • Many of the eBooks the Library subscribes to
  • CSU research papers and theses in CRO (CSU Research Output)


Resources not included in Primo Search

Legal information - use the Library’s Law or Justice Studies & Policing databases

Company reports - see the Library’s Business & Management Studies resource guide

Statistics - see the Library’s Statistics Reference Collection

Specialist content - e.g. Scopus or Web of Science citation databases, or search options based on subject thesauruses, e.g. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) descriptors.

Introducing Primo Search

Watch this short introduction to Primo Search.

See more tutorials here: Online Tutorials page.