- What does Primo search?
- How do I search in Primo?
- I have too many results - how can I narrow my search results?
- How and why do I sign in to My Account?
- How do I email my results?
- How do I get an article or book?
- How can I learn more about using Primo?
Primo searches journal articles, books, conference literature, technical reports, and more, whether print or electronic, in all subject areas. It covers a variety of databases and resources as well as the LANL Research Library Catalog.
Simply enter one or more words in the search box and click on the Search button to retrieve results. Or use Advanced Search for more options.
Apply a filter to your results after you have done a search. Notice the links at the left hand side of the results screen where you can select to show electronic resources or available items, or you can limit by Date, Resource Type, Author, Subject, etc.
Use the “Sign in” link in the upper right to sign in with your Z# and cryptocard. Signing in lets you change the number of results per page and personalize your results by subject discipline. Signing in also enables you to request and renew books and view your loan history in My Account (the same as in the classic Library Catalog).
For individual records, click on the details tab or on the title, go to the Export drop-down on the right side and select E-mail. When there are multiple records you wish to send, begin by clicking on the checkbox to the left of preferred records, to place them in the e-Shelf. Select the e-Shelf link at the top of the screen to view your marked records. E-mail selected items in your list.
You will see one or more options below the record on the results screen.
View Online: click to download a pdf or go to a publisher’s website.
Locations: view details of print copies in the Research Library collections and their circulation status. Visit the library, or use the “Request” or “Hold” links to have a book or report sent to you via interoffice mail.
Find it! and Additional Services: Use these to check for possible other links to online versions, or to use the “Request document from the Library” link to request an article, book or report. Articles can be scanned from print journals or ordered via document delivery (requires cost codes); books can be borrowed via interlibrary loan (free for LANL staff).
- View short video tutorials.
- Use the Help link, located in the upper right corner of Primo, which includes detailed search tips
- Request training at the library, in your office, or at your next group meeting.