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Primo: Search & Results

An introduction to the Primo system for WOU students, faculty, and staff

Search Basics

  • Primo searches for all the words you type unless OR or NOT are specified between the words and phrases.
  • Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) must be typed in uppercase letters.  
  • Searches with multiple Boolean operators are processed in this order: 
    • enclosed within parentheses ( )  
    • AND, left to right
    • NOT, left to right
    • OR, left to right
  • Wildcard characters are ? for a single character and * for unlimited characters

See Primo New User Interface Help for more search techniques.

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Virtual Browse

This feature is only available for physical materials in Hamersly LIbrary!

Get It or View It

Detailed Record

From the results page, click a title for details about the item such as subject terms, tables of contents and other descriptions, specifics on format and length, edition, and publication-related numbers such as ISBN, ISSN, and DOI.