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INF404 Research Skills Tutorial & Guide: Use Primo Search

What is Primo Search?

Primo Search allows you to use one search box to bring back results from most of the CSU Library collection, such as:

  • Books, eBooks, DVDs and journals
  • Most online journal articles and newspaper articles
  • CSU research papers and theses

Enter your search terms, and then use the links on the results screen to refine your results, view online material, or locate physical resources.

ACTIVITY

Use the Primo Search box to search with the keywords you identified in your topic analysis, such as librar*, history, trends, roles, etc.

  • Notice the number of results you get? All of these are all available to you through the Library's subscriptions and holdings.
  • Try limiting the publication date to the most recent material.
  • Limit to books or articles to see what is available in each format.
  • If you find there is a mix of topics use the Topic limiter to make your results more relevant.

Introduction to Primo Search

For further assistance with using Primo Search, see the Library's Primo Search Help Guide

Further Resources

We have a detailed guide and lots of short videos to help you search, find and request items in Primo Search:

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