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PHC190 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.


Use the Primo Search box above to search for the keywords:

  • decision making


  • "decision making" AND ("prehospital care" OR paramedic*) AND ethics. Note on search techniques used: AND is used to combine concepts and the parentheses ( ) are used to group terms/synonyms. See the Search Strategies page in this guide for more information.

Alternatively you could try searching for some other keywords that you identified in your topic analysis, either of these simple searches should lead you to useful background information on your topic.

  • All of the results from your search in Primo are 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 are a mix of topics use the Topic limiter to make your results more relevant.
  • To limit your search results to those relating to Australia, add the term Australia to your search: ethical treatment Australia

What is Primo Search?

Further Resources

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

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