Answered By: Pat Logsdon
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014     Views: 161

Primo searches everything found in the Libraries’ Catalog, plus hundreds of millions of records for books (electronic and print), journal and newspaper articles (electronic and print), and much more.

Primo’s developer, Ex Libris, works directly with publishers to obtain permissions to index specific journals, newspapers and other serials. Publication data can come from any number of places: direct from the publisher, or from an intermediate database.

Primo searches may include some or all of the databases and journals that you already use. Some databases and journals allow full-text searching. Others will only return citation information (e.g., title, author, abstract, etc.), but may be accessible from Primo via the GetIt! buttons.

For this reason, we don't know exactly what the overlap is between Primo’s content and the content found in specialized research databases. In some cases it might be close to 100%, in others, 50-75%.

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