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Below are links to Ex-Libris documentation on Primo end user help.
Performing Basic Searches in Primo VE
You can search very easily in Primo. Just type one or more words that you are looking for and click the Search button. If you enter multiple words, Primo will return results that contain all of the specified terms.
Perform Advanced Searches in Primo VE
The Advanced Search page allows you to specify additional lines of criteria, which are not available with the Simple Search (see Performing Basic Searches). In addition, it allows you to specify filters prior to executing the query.
Personalizing Search Results in Primo VE
Personalized settings allow users to boost the rankings of electronic records that match their preferred disciplines.This type of ranking is particularly helpful for ambiguous searches, where search results come from a variety of disciplines or include a large set of articles. It does not replace topic facets or act as a filter. It simply adjusts the ranking algorithm to the general discipline of the user.
Filtering Search Results in Primo VE
The refine my results section, which may appear on either the right or left side of the Brief Results page, contains a list of categories, which are referred to as facets. By including and excluding these facets (such as date, author, record type, and so forth), you can narrow the search results to get the results you are seeking.
Paging Through Search Results in Primo VE
To provide accessibility features and also allow researchers to track results on a per page basis, paging allows you to load more results and to access specific pages within the results. Because Primo's pagination loads more results instead of just showing the results from a single page, you can scroll up and down to view all loaded results without having to return to the previous or next pages.
Saving and Managing Alerts in Primo VE
Primo allows signed-in users to receive email alerts when there is an update to the saved search query. After an alert has been set, the My Favorites > Saved Searches page allows users to perform the following operations on alerts: set/clear an alert and update email addresses.
Saving and Managing Records in Primo VE
Primo allows signed-in users to save found records for subsequent sessions. After a record has been saved, the My Favorites > Saved Records page allows users to perform the following operations on saved records: view, delete, and label. Labels allow you to group and manage similar records.
Saving and Managing Search Queries in Primo VE
Primo allows signed-in users to save searches between sessions and receive email alerts when there is an update to the saved search query. After a query has been saved, the My Favorites > Saved Searches page allows users to perform the following operations on saved searches: view, delete, create an RSS feed, and set/clear an alert.
Exporting Records from Primo VE
Primo VE allows you export records from the following pages in Primo VE: Brief Display, Full Display, and My Favorites > Saved Searches.
Using My Library Card in Primo VE
My Library Card enables you to view the contents of your library card and perform library services.
Using My Favorites in Primo VE
The My Favorites page, which is accessed by clicking the My Favorites button at the top of each page, contains the following tabs: Saved Records, Saved Searches, and Search History.
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