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What am I searching in Primo?


You can limit your search in Primo either at the start of your search, before entering any search terms or after you have your results. This article explains how you can limit your search at the beginning by choosing from the drop down menu in the search box:



Your results will include all types of material including books, multimedia, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses etc. Primo collects data from the library catalogue (book titles, journal titles, multimedia, etc), our Digital Repository and Primo Central (a storage containing thousands of data from publishers' sites, and other open data sources. It is continually added to as the company, Ex Libris, negotiates rights with the individual publishers to harvest their data.)



This is the quickest and easiest option for searching for books held in the University library. Your results will include details of book titles, journal titles and multimedia. It will not include content from within books and journals.



This is the best option for searching for journal articles. It will not include journal titles, or book titles in the results.



This will limit your results to material from the LabPlus collection based in the Davy Building. It contains material relevant to students studying biological sciences, environmental sciences, geography and earth sciences.



This will limit your results to material from the School experience collection based on Level 2 of the library. The collection contains material to support trainee teachers.




This will limit your results to material from the Special collections based in the Library lecture room. It is of particular relevance to anyone studying the arts and architecture.



This will limit your results to material from the Research repositories which includes Plymouth University PhDs and masters dissertations.

Modified 12/09/2019