Say hello to Primo with article searching! The Library has launched an updated version of Primo which incorporates article searching, 3 new search tabs, improved facets and terminology, and more.
Until now, similar article searching has only been available through the Library’s trial of Primo Central. Now we have integrated this functionality on a permanent basis right into Primo, so you can search for books, articles, and other library materials from one search box.
The 3 new search tabs available in Primo are called Search, Books+, and Articles+. These were the preferred names chosen by our users (you!) during our usability testing. We have a short video that explains the 3 search tabs.
Like with the 3 new tabs, we have made changes to the terminology and facets within Primo based on feedback we received during usability testing. You will notice common-sense changes like listing online resources as “online resource” instead of “full-text online” and small interface tweaks that bring attention to things that were inconvenient or frequently missed in the old version of Primo.
For the short term, the Primo search box on the Library’s home page will open onto the Books+ tab in Primo. Once in Primo you will have the option to use the other 2 tabs. Later this summer we will implement the 3-tab search box right onto the home page.
For more information, contact:
Chair, Primo Implementation Team