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DOH115 Research Skills Guide: Primo Search

What is Primo Search?

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

  • Books, eBooks, DVDs and journals
  • Most online journal articles and newspaper articles
  • Charles Sturt University 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.

What is Primo Search?

Activity

""In the Primo Search search box above try typing in the keywords – "cleft lip" (feature* OR develop*) as displayed below, (* is a truncation symbol, "" double quotation marks are used to search for a phrase, OR is a boolean operator, & parentheses () are used to create a logical search string, see the Search Strategies page for more information):

Alternatively, you could try searching for the key concepts you identified from your own assessment topic.

  • Notice the number of results you get? The good thing about Primo Search is that these are all available to you through the Library's subscriptions and holdings.
  • Try using the Refine my Results options to the left of your results list to refine your search. Limit the publication date to the most recent material. Limit to books or articles to see what is available in each format.
  • Try refining your results by using the Topics options on the left, this may assist you to make your results more relevant.

Primo search bar