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Winter 2009 Today... What Primo is and what types of resources

you can use it to find What special features Primo has that can enrich your research experience Where to look when something is not in Primo

http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/newsitems/welcome_winter.html What is Primo?

LOVE IT. Much better than the current search system in place. Please make it the default one as soon as possible! Undergraduate student Primo is a search tool that allows you to find and access a

wide range of print and electronic resources from a single search point User-friendly Has many unique and useful features (did you mean? spell

checker, book covers, material type icons, facets, grouping, and sorting options) What can you use Primo to find?

Right now... Materials from UW / Laurier / Guelph Books / E-books Journals / E-journals

Government documents (online and print) Conference proceedings What can you use Primo to find?

In the future... Articles, course reserves, GIS data, and more! Primo has the potential to add an unlimited number of data sources

Primo and TRELLIS: A quick comparison! Right now... Primo mirrors TRELLIS holdings

In the future... Primo will include things that TRELLIS does not like article indexing, GIS data etc. Primo is primarily a discovery layer

Primo and TRELLIS have very different strengths Accessing Primo

Accessing Primo Primo main page

Primo Fast Facts and Help Primo Sorting

Primo Sorting Primo Facets

Primo Display features Primo Did you mean? spell check

Primo Links in item records Primo Add to e-shelf

Primo Saving / exporting Primo e-Shelf

What if something isnt in Primo? Book? Place an interlibrary loan using RACER What if something isnt in Primo?

Book? Place an interlibrary loan using RACER What if something isnt in Primo? Book? Place an interlibrary loan using RACER

What if something isnt in Primo? Journal? Check the A-Z list

What if something isnt in Primo? Journal? Check the A-Z list What if something isnt in Primo?

Not on the A-Z list? Place an ILL using RACER Looking for articles? Use the Librarys research databases

Quick search on homepage Use the Librarys Research Databases page Finding course reserves

Course reserves will be integrated into Primo likely in the spring term For now, find course reserves through TRELLIS or the link on the Librarys homepage

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