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Library Instruction Winter 2009 Find Books and More!

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1 Library Instruction Winter 2009 Find Books and More!

2 Today... What Primo is and what types of resources you can use it to find What special features Primo has that can enrich your research experience Where to look when something is not in Primo

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4 What is Primo? “LOVE IT. Much better than the current search system in place. Please make it the default one as soon as possible!” – Undergraduate student Primo is a search tool that allows you to find and access a wide range of print and electronic resources from a single search point – User-friendly – Has many unique and useful features (“did you mean?” spell checker, book covers, material type icons, facets, grouping, and sorting options)

5 What can you use Primo to find? Right now... Materials from UW / Laurier / Guelph – Books / E-books – Journals / E-journals – Government documents (online and print) – Conference proceedings

6 What can you use Primo to find? In the future... Articles, course reserves, GIS data, and more! Primo has the potential to add an unlimited number of data sources

7 Primo and TRELLIS: A quick comparison! Right now... Primo mirrors TRELLIS holdings In the future... Primo will include things that TRELLIS does not – like article indexing, GIS data etc. Primo is primarily a “discovery layer” Primo and TRELLIS have very different strengths

8 Accessing Primo

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10 Primo main page

11 Primo – Fast Facts and Help

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14 Primo – Sorting

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16 Primo – Facets

17 Primo – Display features

18 Primo – “Did you mean?” spell check

19 Primo – Links in item records

20 Primo – Add to e-shelf

21 Primo – Saving / exporting

22 Primo – e-Shelf

23 What if something isn’t in Primo? Book?  Place an interlibrary loan using RACER

24 What if something isn’t in Primo? Book?  Place an interlibrary loan using RACER

25 What if something isn’t in Primo? Book?  Place an interlibrary loan using RACER

26 What if something isn’t in Primo? Journal?  Check the A-Z list

27 What if something isn’t in Primo? Journal?  Check the A-Z list

28 What if something isn’t in Primo? Not on the A-Z list?  Place an ILL using RACER

29 Looking for articles? Use the Library’s research databases – Quick search on homepage – Use the Library’s Research Databases page

30 Finding course reserves Course reserves will be integrated into Primo likely in the spring term For now, find course reserves through TRELLIS or the link on the Library’s homepage

31 Need help? Ask-a-librarian service:


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