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ASH402/501 Research Skills Guide: Finding information

USING PRIMO SEARCH

Primo Search logo is CSU Library's discovery tool. Primo Search searches most of the CSU Library collection, including:

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

What is Primo Search?

PRIMO SEARCH TIPS

Primo Search is useful because:

  • You are searching across many online resources at once, in the one search
  • You will get different types of materials in your results
  • You can use the refiners at the left of the results screen to narrow your results in many different ways

Things to keep in mind when searching in Primo Search:

  • You might get too many results
  • The search functions are limited compared to other search tools
  • Because of the way the searching works, you might get results that aren't very relevant