Primo VE is a powerful, easy-to-use library search system that enables libraries to fully integrate their physical and digital collections for seamless browsing and access by students, faculty, and staff. Primo VE has extensive filters that allow researchers and students to really drill down to find exactly what they are looking for. Primo VE allows you to cast a wide net over the library's holdings to give you more of what you're looking for.
Primo VE filters include:
Primo VE can be accessed in the box above, or by visiting the library's homepage, then clicking the link under "Welcome to the Library." You can also click "Services" on the left menu of the homepage, then choose "Search Everything."
Enter the term(s) you wish to search in the box. Or, you can click the advanced search to the right of the search box for specific options.
Once you enter your search terms, the results page will offer a large number of filters on the left side of the page. The ones you will probably use the most are Availability, Resource Type, and Publication Date. When you click each option, the page will refresh. You can choose as many filters as you would like.
If there are types of results you wish to exclude from your results, you can hover your cursor over them and an exclude box will appear to the right of the type. Simply click the exclude icon and the page will refresh again, removing those results. For example, you may want to exclude newspaper articles in favor of more scholarly resources for a research project.
Whether or not you choose specific limiters on the resource type, Primo VE tells you what kind of material you're looking at in your results. This will appear above the title of the item.
When you see an item you're interested in, click the title to be shown more information about the material. This is where descriptions, subject keywords, ISBNs/ISSNs, and links to access digital materials are located. If it sounds like something you want to read, click the link found in the box below.
Primo VE tutorials courtesy of ExLibris.