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Primo Search Help: Filtering your results

Refining your results

Filters let you narrow the focus of your search.  This can be helpful to narrow down a search with a large number of results. You can use multiple filters at the same time to produce a really specific results list. Filters may also be referred to as refiners or limiters.

To filter in Primo follow these steps:

  • Take a look through the list of filters to the left of your search results.
  • Check the box to the left of a filter, then click on the Apply Filter pop up box to refine by that criteria, e.g. select Available Online to see the Library's online collection. You can select multiple filters before you click on the Apply Filter pop up to save time when refining.
  • Check the red box with a line through it to the right of the filter to exclude that criteria, e.g. choosing this option next to Books will show all resources held by the Library except books.

Managing Filters

Any applied filters will be visible at the top of the Refine my results pane in your Primo results page. To manage these filters you have several options:

  • Lock your filters if your resources need to meet specific criteria, such as a date range, or be peer reviewed. Apply these filters to your search results, then at the top of the Refine my results pane, hover your mouse over the filter and click the padlock to keep the filter persistent throughout your search session.
  • If you have several filters you want to lock, select Remember all filters to keep all your filters persistent throughout your search session
  • Remove unwanted filters by selecting the X at the end of each filter name, or choose Reset filters to remove all filters

Common Filter combinations

Available Online + Books = eBooks
Articles + Peer-reviewed journals = Articles from peer reviewed journals
Open Access + Peer-reviewed journals = Peer-reviewed articles published in an Open Access (OA) journal, and OA journals with a peer-reviewed process.
Videos + Available online = Videos available online through a Library database (removes physical DVDs from your results).
Reference entries + Available online = Encyclopaedia and dictionary resources available immediately online

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