New Features in Primo!
Just in time for the fall term, the Library has rolled out an upgraded version of Primo, the search tool for the Library’s catalogue and online collections.
While the Primo interface has stayed mostly the same, here are some of the new features you can enjoy when using this search tool in the fall:
- Personalize your results. When you first sign in to Primo, you’ll be asked to select your degree and discipline. From this point forward, whenever you log in to Primo before starting your searching, your search results for journal articles will be ranked for greater relevance to your discipline(s) of interest. You can edit your degree and discipline preferences at any time in “My Account.”
- Limit by date range. This advanced search feature lets you add start and end dates to your searches for greater accuracy in your search results.
- Multiple selection of facets. The facets on the left-hand side of the search-results page let you refine your search results. Now by clicking on “More Options” in any of the facet categories, you’ll be able to include or exclude multiple facet options.
- Add entire pages to the e-Shelf. You can now save entire pages of search results by clicking on the “Add page to e-Shelf” button in the upper left-hand corner of the search-results page. When you’re signed in to My Account, these results will be saved in your e-Shelf for you to access anytime. When you’re not signed in, the results will still be saved in your guest e-Shelf for your session.
- Like a record. Share your favourite books and articles with your Facebook friends and other library users by clicking the ‘Like’ button on the right-hand side of the page.
For more information, contact:
Chair, Primo Implementation Team
, Communications and Liaison Librarian
, Co-ordinator, Library Communications and Web Management
, Assistant, Library Communications and Web Development
September 5, 2012