Primo User FAQ

What is Primo?

This is a beta release of the Library’s new search tool. Primo provides one-stop access to many of the Library’s collections.  It ties collections under one interface, including:

With Primo you can:

Resources indexed in Primo

What is not included:

Primo contains many, but not all, articles and resources available in the Library’s electronic resources.  Scopus results are not in Primo, but they are coming soon.  There are no resources from ProQuest, including Digital Dissertations and Historical Newspapers.  Many smaller, very subject specific databases are also not included.

To search for additional for journal articles not included in Primo, use Easy Search from the library website or other subject specific indexes or databases 

Sign In to Primo

When you sign into Primo (upper right corner of Primo interface) with your last name and our library borrower ID (on your I-Card), you can:

Search tips

Questions or Comments

If you have feedback or comments about Primo, contact us.  We appreciate any feedback and suggestions as we work to improve Primo.

If you need assistance using Primo, contact Ask a Librarian 

Link back to Primo:  http://go.library.illinois.edu/Primo