To search in Primo is very much alike searching in our previous discovery system Summon, although there are some differences – in this blog post we will give you some guidance on how to use Primo to find books! Use the search box at the Library start page as usual.
- Search with quotes to find an exact title “Business research methods” or truncate by changing the ending of a word to * when you want to find all variations of a specific word. For example method* (= method, methods, methodology, methodologys etc.).
- A search will give you books, articles and other kinds of material, you can limit your results to only books by using the facet Resource Type.
- Primo groups different editions and versions of the same book, click on the title to see all the editions and chose which one you want.
If there’s only one printed version and one electronic version, they are shown like this:
- If you click an e-book you will be transferred to a page where you can read and/or download the book.
- If you click on a printed book you will see how many copies we have of the book, on which shelf you can find it, if it’s available (or on loan). If it’s on loan, you will be able to make a request of the book. (Nota Bene! – at the moment you need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request books! We are working to solve the issue and make it possible to reserve books in Primo.)
- If you want Primo to limit your results to printed books in the Library – click The Library.
- If you want Primo to limit your results to printed books that’s not on loan at the moment – click Available in the Library.
By clicking the pin you can save the book to a favourite list in your account, smart if you want to keep the information about the book for later. Click the large pin icon in the pink upper menu bar to get to your Favourites list and see your saved titles.
In the menu that appears when you click the three dots next to each title in your search result you can create references and more.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about how to use Primo!
Text: Sara Hellberg