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A New User Experience

End-to-end Solution for Information Discovery and Delivery

Primo® provides users with a one-stop solution that streamlines the entire search process from discovery to delivery, enabling users to quickly locate and obtain accurate, high-quality information.
  • Find it all: Primo offers users a single interface for finding all the information they need—books, e-books, print and electronic articles, digital media, and other types of resources. With Primo Central, users can access the library’s remote collections with the same ease and speed as local, institutional resources
  • Obtain relevant, personalized results. The Primo ScholarRank™ technology tailors the relevance ranking of results to the user’s discipline and academic degree.
  • Find it easily: Thanks to Primo, finding information is fun and easy. Sophisticated search features such as “did you mean?” and faceted navigation help users focus their search and quickly zero-in on the most relevant results.
  • Get it: Users can access digitized resources and the full text of articles when available and authorized; can see information about item's availability displayed in the search results; and can place an order for an item from their library or through the ILL module.
  • Personalize: Users can save queries in their Primo e-Shelf, rerun saved queries and request notification by e-mail or via RSS of new results for a saved query. Any record shown in the brief result list or the full record display can be saved in the e-Shelf or pushed from Primo into a supported third-party online reference management tool.
  • Share: The Primo user experience incorporates Library 2.0 and social computing features—enabling institution members to share tags, ratings, and reviews.
  • Use everywhere: Primo’s search functionality can be integrated into institutional portals, course management systems, or other third-party software, enabling users to find and get information whenever they need it and wherever they are.
  • Assess the scholarly significance of search results: Following a new collaboration with Elsevier, Primo incorporates source normalized impact per paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) metrics in calculating relevance ranking for Primo search results.These two journal metrics were recently endorsed by Elsevier for the Scopus® abstracting and indexing database.


End-to-end Solution for Information Discovery and Delivery

What Primo Users Say

"Fantastic. Clearly an improvement. I particularly like that I can save interesting titles on my e-shelf with a single click - and later email the information to myself. That saves me a lot of time."

"I only had a quick play with Primo, but I found some stuff I am interested in that I did not even know was available!"

"It is fantastic to be able to search directly for articles instead of first having to find the journal and then the specific article."

"This is great. Our students will love it."

"Fantastic - much simpler and much more straight-forward to use."

"I think it's amazing that I can all of a sudden find all the material with direct online access."

"This is a great improvement!"

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