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Primo / One Search: Features

One Search Menu

Primo Main Menu

One Search Menu

There are several helpful tools in the grey menu at the top of the Primo page. This box will walk you through each one, what they do, and how you can use them to access additional library options and materials.

New Search

New Search

Click New Search to clear your search filters and begin a new search from the One Search home page.

Can't Find It?

Click Can't Find It? if you're having trouble finding or accessing a resource in One Search.  You'll see a One Search Help page with search tips, Interlibrary Loan, and error reporting options.

Request an Item

This menu option connects you to your Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) account.  From your ILLiad account, you can request items beyond ASU Library's collections from other libraries, including articles and books.

Databases

Databases

Click Databases to access over 600 databases that provide access to full-text articles and other materials.

Journal Search

Journals

Click Journals to access online or print journals by title.

Browse

Click Browse to browse our collections by subject, author, title, or call number.

How do I limit my search results?

Using Filters

Using Filters

This box will walk you through the different option you ahe to filter your search. All of these optinos can be found on the right-hand side of the Primo search interface. Scroll through to see how you can maek your search more precise.

Availability

Availability

Use this filter to view items with a specific availability.

Resource Type

Resource Type

Use this filter to identify material types you want. Some useful options include:

  • Books
  • Articles
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Audio Visual
  • Reference Entries

To exclude a "Resource Type" category, hover over the option and click on the red slashed checkmark that appears. A "Resource Type" option will not appear if ther are no corresponding itesm in your results.

Library

Library

Use this filter to limit to a specific physical library location.

Other Filters

Other Filters

Use these filters to limit your search to the following:

  • Subject
  • Author/Creator
  • Publication Date

How do I use the advanced search box?

Advanced Search

Advanced Search

Use the Advanced Search to limit your keyword search to specific fields, like title or author, and to narrow your search from the start by material type, language, and publication years.

Simplify your search options at any time by clicking on Simple Search on the right-hand side.

Select a Field

Select a Field

Click on the "Any field" drop-down menu to choose where Primo searches for your keywords in an item record. Options include: Title; Author/creator; Subject (a main topic of the work); Call number (LCC); ISBN; ISSN (used for journals, newspapers, etc.); and OCLC number (used for item record in WorldCat).

Material Type

Search Material Type

Click on "All Items" in the drop-down menu to limit your search to a specific mateiral type. Options include: books, articles, journals, images, and audio visual.

NOTE: This is an incomplete list. For more options, perform your search first and then use the Resource Type facet in Filter My Results area on the left of the results page.

How do I find a specific journal?

Journal Menu

Journal Search

Click Journal Search in the top menu.  You will see a complete list of both electronic and print journals ASU Library has access to, in alphabetical order. Search by title or browse alphabetically by title by clicking the letters at the top of the page.

How do I find related content?

Primo citation trails

Citation Trails

To view related articles, click an article title and scroll to the Citations section:

  • Click citing this to see a list of sources that cited the article.  
  • Click cited in this to see a list of sources cited within the article.

Primo virtual browse feature

Virtual Browse

To see related books, click on a book title and scroll to the Virtual Browse section.  You can browse books "shelved" in the same subject by clicking the left and right arrows.

Related Reading

To discover related articles, click an article title and explore the Related Reading list on the right.

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