When you click on the titles of resources in the library's catalogue, you'll be brought into that item's record where there are many useful tools. Use the tabs above to learn about them!
A permalink is a stable link to an item in the library's collections. Use the permalink (rather than the URL in your browser) if you need to send a link to an item to your instructor or to a classmate.
Click the permalink button and then the copy the permalink to clipboard button:
If you're referencing an item in a research paper or assignment, you'll need to include a citation to it in your Bibliography, Works Cited, or Reference List. Depending on your program of study, your instructor may require these citations be formatted in a particular style. The citation tool is useful for generating a citation in a variety of citation styles:
Click the citation button, choose your preferred citation style from the list, and then click the copy the citation to clipboard button:
To remember a record for later, use the email tool to send yourself the record. Click the email button, enter your email address (include a note if you want to), and then click the Send button:
You'll receive an email from email@example.com with the subject Item(s) sent by Primo. If you don't see the email in your inbox, check your junk or spam folder.
You may find that pinning items is a more useful way to not just remember items for later, but also to organize resources on related topics. To pin items, click the pin icon associated with an item:
This saves an item to the My Favorites section. Click the pin icon at the top of the screen to go to your favourites:
Here you can add labels to group similar resources together in whatever way is useful for you (e.g., by topic, assignment, or course):
You can also save searches using the pinning tool, which may be particularly helpful when you've used the advanced search area and combined multiple search terms and are searching in multiple fields.
Click the Save Query button at the top of your search results to save your search. Click Turn on notification for this query to enter your email address if you'd like to be notified when new items are added to the catalogue that meet your search criteria:
Click the pin icon at the top of the screen to go to your favourites:
And click the Saved Searches tab to see your saved search. You can turn search notifications on or off here using the bell icon, or you can click the hyperlinked search to launch the search again:
See these instructions for how to request print books online.
Citation pathways is an exploration tool that can help you find related articles and to explore a topic in more depth. You can find these pathways displayed on some results in an everything search; they are the clickable red arrows seen in the record below:
Take the article below as an example. When you click the first arrow, you will retrieve results that cite Anatomy of an online misinformation network; these are the articles that are building on the research in Anatomy of an online misinformation network, and are therefore published more recently.
Comparatively, when you click the second arrow, you will retrieve results that the authors of Anatomy of an online misinformation network cited in their article; research in Anatomy of an online misinformation network builds on the research of these sources, and so these articles represent older sources.
Often, the sources in these citation pathways have additional citation pathways themselves, and so you can continue to follow these to find additional related resources on a topic!
Although we try our best to ensure all our resources display properly and have functioning links, with millions of records in our catalogue, some slip through the cracks. If you notice an issue with a record, we would be grateful if you'd let us know!
Click the speech bubble that appears at the bottom of the screen to let us know about an issue:
Choose between Report a Broken Link or Report a Search Issue. Next, include some information about the issue and enter your email:
We'll investigate to see what's going on and then get in touch with you with a solution!