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Primo / One Search: Getting Started

What is Primo?

Primo is our new library catalog and search tool, allowing you to search print and e-books, electronic resources, digital collections and more, all in one place.

Why should I sign in?

Signing in will allow you to:

  • View more complete search results
  • Request books and articles from external libraries (InterLibrary Loan)
  • Renew books and other library materials
  • Create favorites lists
  • Export citations to EndNote Web and other citation management tools

Library One Search (Primo) Tutorial

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How do I start searching?

Initial Search Bar

Input Your Search Term

Search for journals, articles, books, magazines, and newspapers, all in one search! Type a keyword or phrase into the search bar and click the magnifying glass to perform the search.

Choose Your Search Option

Once you perform an initial search, a scope menu will appear.

Choose what you're searching in Primo by using the dropdown menu next to the search box.

All Resources

Search millions of our resources, including print books, e-books, articles, media, maps, and more.

Millions, yes, but you won't find everything. To find additional resources, or for more focused searching, user our specialized databases.

ASU Library Catalog

Search books and other materials that physically reside at our library.

Course Reserves

Search materials selected by ASU faculty and instructors for use in specific course.

I started my search. Now what?

Searching will bring you to the results page of Primo. From this page, you have the option to sign in to your library account, narrow your search in multiple ways using Tweak My Results, click on titles to see full details, pin items to your Favorties, and more.

Primo results

Library OneSearch (Primo) Widget

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