Finding Books

Primo replaced the old library catalog. You will use it to discover what the library owns and where it is located. 

Finding Books

You'll notice that your initial search for most items returns many, many results. This is because Primo provides you with a broad search and then allows you to effectively narrow your results using facets on the left handside of the page. 

Here's an example of a search for Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.  


STEP 1: Search

Type your search terms in the Primo text box and click "Search" or press enter on your keyboard.


STEP 2: Limit

Our search retrieved an initial result set of about 70,000 items. We can easily limit this search by using either the UMassD Collection Only tab or the Available in the Library facet.



STEP 3: Limit Further IF NEEDED

It's likely that you won't need to limit any further to find the book you're looking for. That said, there may be time when it is desirable to restrict your search by using facets such as author or material type.



STEP 4: View Results


TIP: Multiple Versions

Some items have a "View X versions" link. This indicates that there is more than one version of that item. In some cases it may be a second copy of the book, but in others, it may include different formats such as films, ebooks or audiobooks. And there are times when you're looking for a book but only see another format listed with View X versions link. Be sure to click the versions link to see if the library owns the items you're looking for.

Here's an example of a the result for Hamlet.