Friday, August 11, 2017

Top Ten Things to Know About Primo: ILS Update #6

Armacost Library's new search system, Primo, is now available. Did you know you could...?

1. Search Primo from the tabbed search box on the library website. You'll find articles, books, media, scores and more, all in one place!

2. When searching within Primo, you can search the entire library collection, or just course reserves.

3. If you see "Available Online" in your search results, you can get it electronically.  Open the full record and choose your desired provider from the View Online links.

4. Be sure to log in with your MyRedlands username/password to see the most accurate results*

5. Too many search results? Use the facets on the left side of the result screen to find just what you need. (For example narrow the search by Resource Type if you want only books)

6. Do you need to look up a citation fast? Use the Look Up an Item field (especially if your citation has a DOI)

7. Mark the "Expand this Search Beyond Armacost Library" check box to see items not held by Armacost Library.

8. Need to place an ILL request? The request link you need will appear automatically for items not held by Armacost Library.

9. When you get a courtesy notice email from the library, log in to your library card to renew your books online.

10. Have more questions? Ask your librarian.

Bonus: Faculty preparing for the start of the semester may be interested in attending one of our drop in Primo workshops:
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017: 3 - 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 5: 4 - 4:30 pm

Workshops will be in the Critical Information Literacy Laboratory on the 3rd floor of Armacost Library. See you there!

Sanjeet Mann
Arts & Systems Librarian
Armacost Library

* We're still clearing up one lingering authentication-related problem from our migration. If you see this screen when you try to log in to Primo, contact the library for assistance. Be prepared to provide your University ID number.

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