University Of Aberdeen Primo
Primo – a Quick Guide for JAWS Users
Assistive Technology Team, June 2012
Details of original document from which this is adapted:
Primo – a Quick Guide, Gillian Dawson and Janet MacKay, August 2011. QG PRI001 [www.abdn.ac.uk/library/documents/guides/pri/qgpri001.pdf]
This guide explains how to search for resources within the whole of the Library, Special Collections and Museums. You can find printed and electronic resources from the Library, rare books and manuscripts from Special Collections and objects from the Museums.
Step 1: Login
Go to the Library, Special Collections and Museums homepage at www.abdn.ac.uk/library/. From the links list (INS + F7) choose Search Our Collections. On the next page, choose Search using Primo from the links list.
Primo will open in a new window. Although it is not necessary to log in to search Primo, it is recommended that you do as this gives you access to your Account and to electronic resources. To sign in choose Login from the links list (INS + F7). Log in with your university computer username and password. You will be returned to the Search For edit box on the Primo home page.
Step 2: Search Primo
Type your search keywords into the Search For edit box on any Primo page, then press Enter. This will search all libraries and collections. You can limit the search to specific collections in the Advanced Search (see later).
You can quickly return to the Search For edit box on any Primo page by pressing ALT + S.
There are several search rules which will allow you to more accurately find the results you are looking for.
- Using an asterisk (*) in your search term indicates truncation, e.g. psychol* finds psychology, psychological and psychologist
- Surrounding your search terms with quote marks (“word1 word2”) will search for the whole phrase, e.g. “stock market “