The University Libraries invite students and faculty to try Primo, our new tool for rapidly searching the millions of print and electronic books, journals, and other materials available through our library. (On the library website, the Primo link appears with the other search options, near the lower lefthand corner of the main tabbed search box.)
WU Libraries join more than 2,100 other institutions in adopting Primo, having discovered the many advantages offered by this powerful "discovery tool."
Primo is easy and fast to use, searching across multiple library resources, including the Libraries’ books (both print and electronic); articles, journals, theses, and dissertations; research guides; open scholarship resources; and reference works. Primo can unearth useful resources that you might otherwise not find. And all through a single search.
Try starting your research with Primo—rather than Google Scholar, the library’s Classic Catalog, or a database like JSTOR. Whether you are an undergraduate, a graduate student, a faculty member or a researcher, Primo can accommodate your needs, allowing you to easily customize a search to identify the best resources for your specific purposes.
Among its many features, Primo includes an e-Shelf option that allows users to save records and queries, and get email notifications regarding search outcomes.
Try Primo . . . tell us what you think.
At present, Primo is running in beta/testing mode on the WU Libraries’ website. We seek user feedback, whether in the form of questions or comments, to help us fine-tune Primo to our users’ needs.
FAQs about Primo are posted here.
For more information, contact Holli Kubly, Discovery and User Experience Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 935-7846.