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Primo Search Help: INTRODUCTION

About Primo

Primo Search is a search tool for finding books, eBooks, articles, journals, videos and more. Primo Search can also help you manage your research.

What can be accessed through Primo?

Primo Search 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
  • Charles Sturt University research papers and theses in CRO (Charles Sturt University Research Output)
Resources NOT included in Primo Search:
  • Legal information - use the Library’s Law & Justice Studies & Policing databases
  • Company reports - see the Library’s Business databases.
  • Statistics - see the Library’s 'Statistics' page in the Statistics, Standards, Patents & Trademarks guide.
  • 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.

Applying for a student ID card.

On campus and online students, will need to apply for a student ID card to view the complete suite of electronic resources and to borrow from the Library. 

NOTE: students studying though a Study Centre in either Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne will need to contact their  Study Centre Library directly for information about obtaining a library card for their campus. 

Need help from a Librarian?

Training Videos


The Library has a range of training videos to help you learn about the major services and systems that the library offers. 

These include: 

Additional training videos designed to improve your research skills can also be found on our YouTube channel

Online library workshops run throughout each teaching session to help you improve your research skills or view our Develop your research skills webpages.

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