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NUT201 Research Skills Guide: Primo Search

Library Information Literacy Task

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.


In the window above, try typing in the keywords – "social status" nutrition Australia (or other keywords that you identified in your topic analysis)

  • 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 hyperlinked limiters on the left 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.
  • You may notice that there is a mix of topics, including adult, socioeconomic factors etc. Use the Topic limiter on the left to make your results relevant.
  • Note: If you are studying online (Distance Education), and live within Australia, you can place a request on a hardcopy book via Primo Search and it will be posted to your home address free of charge. For information on how to place a request watch the Requesting items and digitisations video.

What is Primo Search?

Requesting items and digitisations

Further Resources

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