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Primo

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Primo basics: introducing to the platform and how to access types of resources.

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Primo

  1. 1. Primo • PRIMO BASICS • SEARCHING AND ACCESSING INFORMATION SOURCES
  2. 2. Primo: basics Primo ◦ One stop shop searching tool ◦ UCT Libraries collection ◦ physical collection (Library Catalogue) ◦ electronic resources: articles, e-books, e-newspapers, thesis (OpenUCT), …  all databases ◦ Other Primo user institutions / libraries
  3. 3. Primo: basics … Primo … ◦ Signing in to Primo provide ◦ Access to electronic resources ◦ Personal favourite folder for building ◦ Personal library for items of interest ◦ List of search statements and search histories ◦ My Library Card which allows you to manage your loan and request activities
  4. 4. Primo: basics … Access Primo from UCT Libraries page: www.lib.uct.ac.za
  5. 5. Primo: basics … Searching panel Information panel
  6. 6. Primo: basics … Filtering options
  7. 7. Primo: basics … Expand each field for more options
  8. 8. Primo: basics … ExcludeInclude
  9. 9. Primo: basics … Primo resource pool UCT >2,250 institutions worldwide contribute to Primo resource pool
  10. 10. Primo: basics …
  11. 11. Primo: Conducting search and accessing Specific / known search: when part of an item is known Keyword / key phrase / topic search
  12. 12. Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Browses: indexed list of UCT catalogue (Books and journal titles) Title: Ignore ‘a’, ‘an’ or ‘the’ if positioned at start of title Author: surname, given name
  13. 13. Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Practical exercise: Find the following item and identify the type of resource Title – The globalization and environment reader Author – Peter Newell and J. Timmons Roberts
  14. 14. Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Primo: Simple search For topic / keyword search You can specify where to search. Search everything searches all. Physical collection
  15. 15. Primo: Conducting search … Primo: Advanced Search For topic / keyword search More options to specify your search
  16. 16. Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Resource type information: • Journals • Articles • Book
  17. 17. Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Resource format information: • Electronic resource = ‘Available Online’ • Physical items = physical location
  18. 18. Links to direct access to e-resources Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Accessing electronic resources • have full text links from access providers
  19. 19. Shelf number Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Physical items location • Branch library • Shelf location • Shelf number / spine label = like street number
  20. 20. Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Requesting for items • not on the shelf or • in branch library Select Request link and pick-up location and submit. You will be notified to collect
  21. 21. Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Electronic resources can be identified the ‘Available Online’ designation
  22. 22. Links to directly accessing the content Link to journal profile page Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Electronic resources • Full text can be obtained through direct links
  23. 23. Article access from more than one database links Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Electronic resources
  24. 24. Multiple Versions Primo: Conducting search and accessing … Multiple Versions • Reflect editions of an item
  25. 25. Thank You For more information Library guides: BIO1004F - Biological Diversity or Biological Sciences Library guide For consultation & specific query: email me at awot.gebregziabher@uct.ac.za or use Ask a Librarian facility

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