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Primo Quick Start Guide

Through one simple search box Primo™ provides instant access to the majority of content available through CUAA’s Library – digital and print, audio and video, single articles to entire e-journals, and every format in between. Search results are delivered in a relevancy-ranked list so the most relevant results appear at the top of the list.

When to Use Primo™

  • You want to see if CUAA Library has access to a particular item
  • You want to view a wide variety of source types
  • Your topic is interdisciplinary (more than one subject area) or you need multiple points-of-view
  • You’re not familiar with advanced search strategies

When to Use a Subject Specific Database

  • You need to run a very specific search (e.g. a peer-reviewed research article describing evidence based practice, written by a nurse).
  • You need subject-specific primary sources.

What does Primo™ Search?

Most CUAA Databases
CUAA Library Catalog
Open Access Resources (Repositories & Web Materials)